A man accused of choking and biting his estranged wife was charged Monday in Justice Court with felony aggravated assault.
Boyer Thomas LaForge, 41, appeared by video from the county jail, where he was ordered detained on a $50,000 bond. Judge Larry Herman ordered LaForge to appear Friday for arraignment in District Court.
According to court records, LaForge was arrested Sunday morning after a woman reported that her estranged husband attacked her in a residence on Josephine Drive.
The woman said the attack happened at about 3 a.m. after LaForge had been drinking and she tried to leave.
The woman said LaForge hit and choked her, then beat her head against the floor. When she tried to push him away, she said, LaForge bit her hand.
The woman called 911 when the attack stopped, but officers could not immediately locate the suspect.
An officer who returned to the residence several hours later found LaForge hiding in a shed on the property. He is also charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
The woman suffered cuts, bruises and other injuries and was treated at St. Vincent Healthcare. Prosecutors said the full extent of her injuries was not known Monday.