Soldier Matthew Houston strangles wife during argument, tells police he “snapped”

33-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Matthew Houston was jailed on December 24th after assaulting his wife at their home on Parkview Court. Leandra Welch told police that she and her husband were arguing when he pushed her into a wall and strangled her to the point that she couldn’t breathe. Officers observed a red mark on each side of her neck and redness on her face. Mr. Houston stated that he “snapped” during an argument with his wife. He admitted to pushing her, wrestling her to the ground, and slapping her in the face. Houston was determined to be the primary aggressor, was taken into custody, and charged with aggravated assault.

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