Man charged with sexual battery, strangulation

Authorities with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Department charged an Edinburg man Wednesday with attempted sexual battery, strangulation and domestic assault.

Captain Wes Dellinger with the sheriff’s office said deputies responded to a call from a home on the 500 block of Little Mountain Lane in Edinburg. There, they detained Erik Michael Zimmerman, 44, of 512 Little Mountain Lane.

“Deputies arrived on the scene and came in contact with a female subject living there,” he said. “During the course of our investigation, it was determined that a female had been assaulted.”

Dellinger said the victim was 25 years old. He did not know at the time of the interview if the victim was taken to the hospital.

Zimmerman is currently being held at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren County Regional Jail. He is set to appear in Juvenile Domestic Relations court at 9 a.m. Sept. 29.

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com