A Chattanooga man has been charged with assault after police say he beat and choked a woman with a belt.
Anthony Daniels, 22, is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated child abuse or neglect and interference with emergency calls. He is also identified as Anthony Trotter in Hamilton County Court records.
On Wednesday, Chattanooga police were called to a home just outside the Piney Woods neighborhood and spoke to a woman who said she was at the man's house when he began arguing with her about something he saw on her phone, court records show.
She said he grabbed a belt and began beating and then choking her with it. He also grabbed a knife at one point and threatened her with it, she told police.
Her two daughters were in the room during the assault, court records state.
The woman said she wasn't able to call 911 because Daniels took her phone, so she started banging on the walls to get the neighbor's attention.
A family member then opened the front door and asked what was happening, court records state. The woman used that opportunity to run out to her vehicle and drove to another family member's home to call police.
Police noted several visible bruises around her face, neck and arms. She was taken to a local hospital for further treatment.
Daniels was booked into the Hamilton County Jail on a $7,500 bond.
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