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Woman tried to strangle her girlfriend at Bay St. Louis hotel, police say

Kathryn Alisha Pugh
Kathryn Alisha Pugh

A woman from Southaven punched her girlfriend and tried to strangle her in a room at Super 8 hotel, police said.

Bay St. Louis police went to the hotel on U.S 90 near Drinkwater Drive in response to a domestic complaint Thursday morning, Police Chief Gary Ponthieux Jr. said in a news release Monday.

Officers learned that Kathryn Alisha Pugh, 45, and the woman she is dating had argued before Pugh assaulted her in a hotel room , Ponthieux said.

Police arrested Pugh on a charge of aggravated domestic assault. The charge is a felony.

Police took Pugh to the Hancock County jail. She was released from jail Friday on a $25,000 bond.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bay St. Louis Police Department at 228-467-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

Or give an anonymous tip online to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers.