Richland County, SC (WLTX) -- A former State Trooper is accused of assaulting a woman who he had previously been in a relationship with. According to an incident report filed with the Richland County Sheriff's Department, 48-year-old Gregory Miller grabbed the woman with both hands around her neck and began to choke her.
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Deputies say they were called to a home on September 17 by a woman who says she had recently ended a 12 year relationship with Miller. Miller was released from his job as a SC State Trooper on October 5, and was charged on Monday, October 15.
The woman says she told Miller to stop all contact with her several weeks before the September 17 incident. She told deputies Miller showed up at her home, refused to leave, and followed her inside. Deputies say the two got into an argument and that's when Miller began to choke her.
According to the incident report Miller told her "If you tell my wife are you prepared to suffer the consequences?" and then left the home.
Deputies say the woman had bruising on her neck, on the right side of her face, about her jaw and near her ear.