A man was arraigned on an assault by strangulation charge by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown on Friday, according to an affidavit for arrest.

Vince Donile Cole, 33, was arrested Thursday by police officers after a woman told police he attempted to strangle her and threw a phone at her head.

Officers arrived at a home in the 1700 block of Duncan Avenue to see two cars with the front and rear windows smashed in, according to the affidavit. They came across a woman, who police said had scratches on her neck and a large bump on the side of her head.

The woman told police she and Smith began to get into an argument over food that was prepared, and it turned violent. Smith threw the woman’s phone across the room, which caused it to break, according to the affidavit.

Then, when the woman took Cole’s phone and told him she was going to call the police, Cole followed her and began to strangle her, according to the affidavit.

He threw his phone at the woman, and told her he was going to give her “a reason to call the police,” according to police. He then smashed the windshields of the two cars with his fists.

Police found Cole walking nearby, with swollen knuckles on both hands and a large amount of blood on his left arm, the affidavit said. When the officers asked him what happened, he said he punched a tree out of anger, because the woman had hit him on the head and cut him with glass, the affidavit said.

Cole is in the Bell County Jail. Bond was set at $75,000.

Arraigned in an unrelated case was Bryan Pickering, on a charge of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault. He is in the Bell County Jail. Bond was set at $45,000.

254-501-7552 | sullivan@kdhnews.com

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