From staff reports
An Emlenton man accused of choking two women at an apartment on Main Street in Emlenton earlier this month waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Venango County Central Court.
Michael Wade, 52, was charged with two felony counts of strangulation, two misdemeanor counts of simple assault and a misdemeanor count of unlawful restraint/serious bodily injury.
Police spoke with two women who said Wade had choked them. One of the women said Wade had restricted her breathing to the point where she had to gasp for air and fight to push him off her, the complaint said.