A Princeton man is facing criminal charges after assaulting a neighbor over a turkey.
Fredrick Carl Witte Jr., age 59, of Princeton, is facing fifth degree assault and disorderly conduct charges stemming from the New Year’s Day incident.
According to a criminal complaint, Witte had gone shopping with a neighbor and had purchased milk and coffee. He showed up at the neighbor’s house later that day wanting the turkey in exchange for the milk and coffee. Witte is accused of walking into the kitchen and trying to get the cooking turkey from the oven. An argument ensued. Witte allegedly grabbed the neighbor by the throat and put her in a headlock. She responded by grabbing a knife from a kitchen sink and stating that she would cut him from ear to ear. Witte then complied with the neighbor’s request that he leave the residence.