Police: East Meadow Man Choked Teenage Girl

The defendant then allegedly resisted arrest after police were called.

An East Meadow man was arrested Thursday evening after allegedly attemping to choke a teenage girl and then resisting arrest.

According to Nassau County detectives, around 7:31 p.m., First Precinct police officers were advised of an altercation between a male and female in the vicinity of Merrick Avenue and Kalda Lane. As officers approached, they observed Dayquan Holmes, 20, with his hands around the neck of a 19-year-old female victim.

When officers attempted to place Holmes into custody, he became combative, refusing their commands and flailing his arms, police said. A struggle ensued and two officers and Holmes fell to the ground.

Holmes was eventually placed into custody, police said. One officer was removed to an area hospital where he was treated and released for a leg injury. No other injuries were reported.

Holmes was charged with assault in the second degree, criminal obstruction of breathing, resisting arrest and menacing in the third degree. He will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Friday.

Jon L. August 17, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Perp, real tough guy choking out a woman. I hope he was hurt more than the officers were.
Rick Price August 17, 2012 at 03:51 PM
No, the police made a mistake Dayquan was always such a good boy, he was just measuring her for a turtleneck sweater..........
robert August 19, 2012 at 07:23 AM
Just another day in East Ghetto....
G D August 19, 2012 at 01:15 PM
No choking allowed...
Blaise Datsun August 20, 2012 at 11:08 AM
Sometime you do have to choke them a little bit. Not for no reason just if they're getting lippy or willful. Acting like they running things. But not to hurt them, you know. Like, to teach them.
Just a Guy August 20, 2012 at 11:28 AM
Put him in the cage with East Meadow's Matt Serra and he'll learn his lesson after he's choked out a few times.. Oh and let his girl walk the ring with the round count cards with a big smile... ;)
paul August 23, 2012 at 02:22 PM
By the title of the story it makes it sounds like a 40 year old man choked a 13 year old girl..... It was "Dayquan Holmes, 20, with his hands around the neck of a 19-year-old female victim." Maybe he was defending himself......????? Not sure but she may have been bigger than him..... Just saying......
Blaise Datsun September 11, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Paul, you're saying that we should eother consider any black woman we can't see to be big and manly or all black men to be petite and girlish? Please clarify.
paul September 11, 2012 at 01:27 PM
To Blaise Datsun: (the Race Baiter) Once again you are trying to get someone to say something that does not exist, so you can twist it in a direction that suits your needs...... You are a Race Baiter plain and simple....
Blaise Datsun September 11, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Whatever, I'm not playing your games today.
paul September 11, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Race comments are no game. Some of your comments have been part of your race baiting game....... Let others do some research on your past comments......
Bill Alderman September 11, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Dear Blaise, Again I find myself defending Paul against your insightful and inflamitory comments. Looking closely at what was said.... #1- Paul never said or inferred that the 19 year old victim was of any color, he just suggested that there may be more facts to the story than reported. #2- There is NEVER a good reason to choke a female, lippy or NOT. #3- Seems from your other postings , that you see too much Black and white and not enough rainbow.


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