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US Marine, a reserves military police officer, charged with attacking girlfriend at Camp Pendleton

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By SEAN EMERY THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER (TNS) Published: November 23, 2017

CAMP PENDLETON — A U.S. Marine who is a military police officer in the reserves is facing assault charges after authorities accused him of choking his girlfriend after she refused to have sex with him on a firetruck parked along a Camp Pendleton beach.

The defendant, who has not yet entered a plea, will return to court on Dec. 7, court records show

Daniel Jack Schumi has been charged with a felony count of assault by strangling, and a misdemeanor count of assault by striking and beating, according to a criminal complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in San Diego.

According to the complaint, military authorities around 10:45 p.m. on Feb. 26 responded to a 911 call about an alleged assault in a Del Mar Beach rental cottage.

Witnesses, along with the alleged victim, told Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents that Schumi had become “extremely intoxicated” while drinking with her. The woman “made an offhand remark” about the two of them having sex on a firetruck parked nearby, then changed her mind, leaving Schumi to become “increasingly agitated,” according to the complaint.

The complaint alleges that an argument between the two turned physical, and that Schumi “began to squeeze (his girlfriend’s) throat and choked her until she saw black.”

The girlfriend broke free, according to the complaint, at which point Schumi is accused of throwing her to the ground, pinning her with his knees and placing one hand on her throat, the other over her mouth.

The occupants of an adjacent cottage intervened, according to the complaint, and held Schumi down until military police arrived.

An attorney representing Schumi did not respond to a request for comment.

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