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Home intruder dies after choking by resident

Feb 18, 2011 2:15:00 PM - thestate.com
The Colleton County coroner says a man who broke into a home by kicking in the door has died after he fought with the resident who grabbed him in a choke hold.

Coroner Rich Harvey told The Post and Courier of Charleston the resident was apparently able to get behind the suspect and keep him in a choke hold until police arrived at the Walterboro home Thursday night.

The coroner said the intruder was pronounced dead at the scene.

Harvey identified the dead man as Anthony Drayton. He did know the dead man's age.

The coroner said an autopsy was being performed to determine the exact cause of death.

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