Thomas Lee Allen, 29 of Rome, was arrested at his home on Hennon Drive after he allegedly tried to choke out a woman before beating her in the face.

Reports said that Allen choked out the 53 year-old victim to the point she could not breathe or speak.  He then proceeded to hit the woman in the face.

The incident occurred in front of a juvenile.

Allen is charged with aggravated assault, battery and cruelty to children in the third degree.