Racine man accused of choking co-worker at bakery
RACINE (WITI) — A Racine man has been charged in a case in which he is accused of choking a fellow employee at a Racine bakery.
Taurean Johnson-Puttman faces one count of strangulation and suffocation for an incident that occurred on Tuesday, July 2nd.
A criminal complaint in the case says Johnson-Puttman and another man were working at O and H Bakery Tuesday, when the employee told officials Johnson-Puttman moved a piece of dough from this man’s work station. That man says when Johnson-Puttman refused to return the dough, an argument ensued.
The complaint says the man told officials another employee stepped in, and Johnson-Puttman fled from the bakery on foot.
When interviewed by officials after he returned to the bakery, the criminal complaint indicates Johnson-Puttman told them the employee struck him first, and he choked the man out of self-defense.
At that time, Johnson-Puttman was taken into custody.