A 19-old-year old Helena man is accused of strangling a family member.

Nathanial Meadows is being charged with strangulation of a partner or family member, partner or family member assault and unlawful restraint.

An officer was called to a report that Meadows had hit the victim in the head and leg, and then held onto the victim to prevent the person from leaving the room. 

The victim told an officer that Meadows had also attempted to strangle the person a month earlier by grabbing the victim’s neck with both hands and applying pressure, according to court documents.