Woman Assaulted By Ex-Boyfriend

Friday, August 8, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

A 30-year-old Chattanooga man was arrested after police say he attacked his ex-girlfriend and stole her cell phone to keep her from calling 911.

The woman told police she had been sitting in her living room with Eddie Collins and her daughter, talking and watching TV.

She said suddenly Collins became very angry and told her "if she didn't shut up he would hit her."

She said Collins then started hitting her in the face before he threw her on the floor. Next, she said he grabbed her by the hair and dragged her into the kitchen.

The woman told police she stood and tried to grab a knife. However, she said Collins grabbed her neck and started to choke her from behind.

According to the woman, to get away she grabbed the knife block and swung at him. She then ran to her phone and began to call 911.

However, she said Collins grabbed the phone from her and fled. During their struggle, a table was broken.

Approximately 10 days later, Collins was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, theft over $500, vandalism, and interference with emergency calls.

Bond was set at $40,000.


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