Photo: Newton Police Department
Newton Police arrested a man on Monday on a charge of assault by strangulation and other offenses. Luca Tyler Buntic, age 21 of Maiden, was also charged with trafficking in opium or heroin, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance, and felony probation violation. He is being held in the Catawba County Detention Center with a secured bond of $65,000. A court appearance is scheduled for today in Catawba County District Court.