Former soldier strangles fiancee twice, laughs at her and says “Do you know who you are talking to?”

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36-year-old Ross Eggebeen of Nashville was charged with aggravated assault by strangulation after he kicked down the door of the apartment he shares with fiancee Ariel Le Duc. He strangled her twice, threw her against a wall, and then laughed at her.

On May 14th, Ross Eggebeen left the couple’s apartment citing work stress as the reason. He came back around 6 a.m. the next morning and passed out on the couch. While he was asleep, Ariel Le Duc found a text on his phone from another woman. Le Duc confronted him about the text, and Eggebeen got angry and he said he was leaving. Le Duc began throwing his stuff out. He left, and she locked the door, telling him he could come back when he had calmed down.

Ross Eggebeen (MNPD)

According to the affidavit, Eggebeen went to the back of the apartment and kicked in the door, telling her that it was her fault for him kicking it down. The two ended up in their bedroom where Eggebeen pushed Le Duc and threw her on the bed, grabbing the phone from her. He proceeded to strangle her. He left the room and she locked the door behind him. He was so enraged he began throwing food at the door. Then, he left the apartment again.

After a short while, he came back and started packing up his work stuff. Le Duc told him he didn’t handle stress very well. He responded by asking her, “Do you know who you are talking to?” He grabbed Le Duc and threw her against the wall so hard that the drywall was damaged. She fell to the ground and he began strangling her for a second time. When he stopped, she began crying and he laughed at her. She called the police.

Eggebeen has a history of legal troubles. According to the Sheboygan Press’ Sept, 21, 2013 edition, he graduated from Veterans Court in Sheboygan, Wisconsin after a 12-month treatment program for PTSD, anxiety, and anger issues.

On May 21st, Ross Eggebeen was arrested and charged with aggravated assault by strangulation. His bond was set at $5,000.


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