GH man charged with strangulating girlfriend

A 39-year-old Grand Haven man pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault by strangulation during his arraignment Monday in Ottawa County Circuit Court.
Becky Vargo
Jun 10, 2014


A trial date will now be set for Samuel Moya, 15572 Clovernook.

“Mr. Moya maintains his innocence in this matter,” said his attorney, Philip Sielski, when asking the judge for a reduction of the $25,000 cash/surety bond.

Sielksi said the bond needed to be lowered to an amount that Moya could pay so he could prepare for his defense and provide for his family — which includes his girlfriend, who is the alleged victim.

Judge Jon Hulsing denied the motion for a lower bond, noting that Moya has a previous domestic violence conviction.

Moya’s criminal history also includes operating while intoxicated, resisting a police officer and driving with a suspended license.



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