A 34-year-old Macy man has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in federal prison for domestic assault, strangling his partner until she lost consciousness and threatening her two-year-old child.
The United States Attorney’s Office reports Roman Harlan has been found by the court to be a habitual domestic offender, earlier convicted of punching and kicking his wheelchair-bound partner.
According to federal prosecutors, Harlan was sentenced in federal court for assault with a dangerous weapon; strangling an intimate partner; and domestic abuse by a habitual offender. Federal Judge John Gerrard sentenced Harlan to a total sentence of 90 months. He will serve three years of supervised release after he is released from prison.
A jury found Harlan guilty of punching his victim, identified only as T.M., in the face, holding her down with his knees, and strangling her until she lost consciousness in March of last year. When she awoke, she found Harlan holding two knives to her throat. He threatened her life and the life of her two-year-old if she went to police.