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Bouncer charged in death of SC strip club patron

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A bouncer at a South Carolina strip club is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a patron.

Greenville County deputies say 31-year-old Jason Alan Purcell was arrested on Thursday.

Investigators say Purcell grabbed 36-year-old Joseph Collura of Moore around the neck after a fight at the club in March.

Authorities say Collura's feet were off the ground as Purcell and other employees dragged him out of Platinum Plus.

Once outside, investigators say Collura started having trouble breathing. He died a short time later at a hospital.

An autopsy found Collura's neck was compressed, cutting off his breathing.

Purcell was awaiting a bond hearing at the Greenville County jail. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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