HURRICANE — A 27-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday following an alleged assault.
Around 2:45 a.m., Todd Ealey was arrested in the area of 5800 W. Old Hwy. 91 after a woman told police he had allegedly beaten her, according to a probable cause statement.
The alleged victim said Ealey punched her in the face and choked her with his arm.
“The victim stated that she was choked unconscious and believed she was going to die,” the arresting police officer wrote in the statement.
When the woman woke up, Ealey was holding her down and ignored pleas to let her go, she said in the statement.
The police report did not detail how the woman was able to separate herself from Ealey.
As the woman talked to police about the incident, the arresting officer noted the she had wounds and cuts on her face and that her shirt was covered in drying blood, the statement said.
Officers made contact with Ealey and arrested him. He was subsequently booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility and charged with a third-degree felony for aggravated assault and a class B misdemeanor for unlawful detention.
Ealey has since been released on bail, according to court information.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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