Man choked, tried to cut woman's throat at park, say Spartanburg Police

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) - A man is accused of attacking a woman by choking her and trying to cut her throat, according to a Spartanburg Police report.

Police say the were called around midnight on 5/16 to the 400 block of Bethlehem Drive for an assault that happened at Highland Park in Norris Ridge.

The victim said she and her boyfriend got into an argument at the home so she took a walk to clear her head.

She said she walked to Highland Park where she could sit down and de-stress,

She said she decided to use a porta potty before walking home when a man charged and attacked her.

She said he pushed her to the ground and started choking her.

He then took a knife and tried to cut her throat, but couldn't because she kicked and punched him, according to the victim.

She said was able to to break free and get up to run but he grabbed her foot and dragged her back to the ground where he choked her again.

She was able to break free again and run, but he chased her until she reached Bethlehem Dr. 

He stopped chasing her at that point and ran the other way, according to the woman.

She then went home and called police.

Police arrested a man that fit the suspect's description and she identified him as her attacker.

That man is Stacy Woodruff, 40, of Westover Dr. in Spartanburg, according to the police report.

He is charged with Aggravated Assault and Battery, according to the detention center website.

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