A Boaz man is accused of beating a woman and strangling her until she lost consciousness. Matthew Clanton is charged with first degree domestic violence by suffocation, which is a felony. Clanton is accused of beating the woman over a two day period before strangling her. According to sheriff’s investigators, the victim’s eyes and forehead were swollen, and she had several cuts and bruises. Clanton is in the Etowah County Detention Center with a 25-thousand-dollar cash bond.