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Updated: 01/08/2014 08:00:02AM

Police: Man kidnapped, tried to strangle wife

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Bartow Police Chief Joe Hall administers the oath of office to newly-sworn Bartow Police Department officer Mike Bennett. Bennett was sworn in on Monday, Jan. 6. He joins the department following a 28-year career with the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

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WINTER HAVEN (AP) — Police have charged a Florida man with kidnapping and attempting to strangle his wife.

Detectives with the Winter Haven Police Department say 32-year-old David Archer became angry and beat his wife on New Year’s Eve. She convinced him to take her to the hospital, but instead police say he drove near Orlando and threatened to kill them both.

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