Man accused of strangling woman

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – It took two people to pull Paul McKinney off of a woman he is accused of strangling Monday night inside of his truck.

McKinney told Bowling Green Police he was asked to leave the property at 1502 Stubbins Street just before 9 p.m. Monday, according to his arrest citation. McKinney told police he was upset because he lost the keys and was not able to start his truck.

A woman at the scene told police she and McKinney were sitting in the truck preparing to leave when they got into an argument. She said McKinney climbed on top of her, put his hands around her neck and started strangling her, according to his arrest citation.

The woman’s mother had heard McKinney and her daughter arguing and when she no longer heard her daughter’s voice, she went outside and said McKinney was on top of her daughter. That’s when she and a neighbor pulled McKinney off of her daughter, according to the citation.

Police took McKinney into custody, and he told police he was a “piece of s… womanizer,” according to his arrest citation.

Police took McKinney to the Warren County Regional Jail. After police left, a deputy jailer called to inform them that McKinney said he had forgotten about an item in his coat pocket, according to his citation. He handed the deputy jailer a small grinder that contained pieces of suspected marijuana.

McKinney was charged with first-degree strangulation, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

McKinney was arraigned Tuesday in Warren District Court where Judge Brent Potter set his bond at $2,500 unsecured. As a condition of his unsecured bond he is to remain 1,000 feet away from the woman he is accused of strangling, have no contact with her and must make a good faith effort to get an appointment for mental health assessment including anger management.