TOWANDA, Pa. (WETM) – Gavin Teel of Towanda was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police after allegedly strangling and assaulting a “former friend.”. According to Pennsylvania State Police, a Trooper responded to an assault that happened on July 17 at the North Towanda Dandy around 11 p.m. The victim, a 23-year-old man, told State Police that Teel opened the door of the victim’s car and grabbed him by the throat. The victim says he passed out from being choked and that he was pushed into the car, leaving a dent in the door. Teel then allegedly punched the man in the face, leaving a busted lip.