Lamar Raymon Lashley, 28 of Rome, was arrested this week after physically attacking a woman and her child at an apartment on Alabama Highway.

Reports said that Lashley hit the female victim in the head before shoving her into a wall. It was there the victim stated that Lashley grabbed her by the throat and cut off her airway. She also told police that she did not believe Lashley was going to stop choking her.

Police went on to state that the victim’s 8 year-old child witnessed the attack and was going to call 911 when Lashley grabbed her and pulled her down the stairs. he then proceeded to take her phone so that she could not call for help.

Lashley is charged with aggravated assault, theft by taking, criminal trespass, obstruction of a person making a 911 call, two counts simple battery and cruelty to children in the first degree.