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Police say a man choked his wife with a leather belt

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KILGORE (KYTX) - A man is in the Gregg County Jail tonight, after Kilgore Police say he choked his wife with a leather belt.   

According to arrest records, 42-year old Gene Bean got into an argument with his wife inside of a car. He allegedly wrapped a belt around her neck  and began to choke her.

His wife says she was able to place a few fingers underneath the belt, saving her life. She escaped and called the Police. The assault happened outside of the Heritage Acres Mobile Home Park in Kilgore. 

Bean is in the Gregg County Jail on an Assault on Family Charge, his bond is set at $5,000.  

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