Former Cary police officer accused of trying to strangle a woman

CARY (WTVD) -- A former Cary police officer was arrested Sunday after he reportedly tried to strangle a woman.

According to police records, Michael William Amerson, 41, was arrested in the 700 block of Silver Stream Lane.

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City officials confirmed to ABC11 that Amerson was an officer from January 2011 to September 2012.

He is charged with assault by strangulation and assault on a female.

Police did not release any information about the relationship between the Amerson and the victim.
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