Man arrested for trying to strangle woman in Minot

MINOT, N.D. – A 36-year-old man is in custody in Minot on charges he choked a woman unconscious Monday.

Luis Cruz faces a C-felony charge of aggravated assault.

According to the criminal complaint, officers arrived at the North Star Trailer Court around 9:15 p.m.

They spoke with a 36-year-old woman, who told investigators that a man, later identified as Cruz, attempted to strangle her when she tried to call someone for a ride home.

When the victim came to, she said she was coughing up blood and had a difficult time breathing.

Cruz remains in custody pending his initial court appearance Wednesday.