Waverly Man Charged With Choking Another Man To Death


Waverly Police are reporting on their Facebook page, they have arrested a man following a Sunday morning struggle with another man, that turned fatal.


According to the Waverly Police Department Facebook site, officers were called to 311 West Third Street address at 4:39am April 22nd in reference to an argument. Upon arrival at the residence, 24-year-old Kenneth Johnson of that address, was standing out front with his hands in the air. Johnson advised the police officer that another male- named Jason- had punched him in the mouth.  Johnson said after he was punched, he "choked Jason out", and that Jason was in the living room floor sleeping. 


Once inside the residence Taylor observed a male face down in the floor. The officer called for a squad when he noticed Jason's hands were blue and did not appear to be breathing. The patrolman performed CPR until the squad arrived and Jason was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. 


Kenneth Johnson was arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter. The case will go before the next session of the Pike County Grand Jury.

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