RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A River Falls man is accused of trying to kill his girlfriend by strangling, punching and biting her.
Twenty-three-year-old Benjamin Force is being held on $100,000 bail in St. Croix County. He’s charged with six felonies, including attempted first-degree intentional homicide and mayhem.
Police responding the Valu Stay Motel in River Falls last week say they found 19-year-old Hannah Dyke bloodied and bruised. A criminal complaint says Force had repeatedly punched her in the face and stomach, bit her and strangled her.
A witness at the motel described seeing Force drag Dyke back into the room after she tried to escape. Online court records don’t list a defense attorney.
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