Police: Va. man attacked, choked woman

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County Police arrested a 43-year-old Va. man for assaulting, choking and maliciously wounding a 22-year-old woman on Tuesday night.

Police said it happened around 10:38 p.m. in the 2900 block of Fox Lair Dr. in Woodbridge. According to authorities, a caller said a woman was heard screaming in the area.

Authorities forced their way into the apartment and had to separate the man and the woman involved in the altercation.

According to the victim, she was involved in an argument with the man and the argument escalated. Police said the man assaulted the victim and choked her.

Police said, the victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Jerry Wayne Welty, 43, of Woodbridge, Va. was arrested and charged with malicious wounding, strangulation and domestic assault and battery.


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