James Moran, 51, of Neptune City NJ

James Moran, 51, of Neptune City NJ

A 51-year-old Neptune City, New Jersey man was arrested Monday for choking a woman and threatening her with a handgun.

James Moran was charged with domestic battery by strangulation, domestic battery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, obstructing justice, and criminal mischief.

The Sheriff’s Office was called to Lowe Street in Tavernier at approximately 7:30 a.m. regarding a domestic incident.

Deputies contacted a female victim there who stated Moran choked her and threatened to shoot her with a handgun the previous night. Moran broke the victim’s phone, preventing her from immediately calling 911. She suffered bruises consistent with being battered.

Moran was present at the scene. He was taken to jail.

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