WATERFORD TOWNSHIP (WWJ/AP) – An ex-convict wanted for flunking parole is behind bars, charged with trying to kill his former girlfriend in Oakland County.
Waterford Township police say Charles Anderson was arrested, early Friday evening, near 10 Mile Road and Hoover in Warren.
The 30-year-old victim called police Friday, accusing Anderson of strangling her until she was unconscious. She also had a knife wound on her neck, police said.
She treated and released from the hospital, according to police, and is expected to fully recover.
The Michigan Department of Corrections had been searching for Anderson for a parole violation. Under questioning by Waterford Investigators, police said, Anderson admitted to trying to kill his ex girlfriend to stop her from turning him in. In addition, police said, he’d threatened to kill her family members as well as his own.
The Oakland County Prosecutors Office charged Anderson with five felony counts: assault with intent to commit murder; assault by strangulation; domestic violence, third offense; unlawfully driving away motor vehicle; and financial transaction device-stealing retaining without consent.
He was arraigned over the weekend and is being held on $1 million bond.
A defense lawyer hadn’t been assigned as of Sunday.
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