James Edward Ward IIII, 39 of Armuchee, was arrested this week after reports said he attempted to strangle a 37 year-old woman to death.

Police said that Ward used his hands to choke the woman to the point she could no longer breathe.

The incident, which occurred on Turkey Mountain Road, occurred in front of four small children.

Ward is charged with aggravated assault and cruelty to children in the 3rd degree.