The victim said she tried to call police, but Purce reportedly took her cellphone and threw it against the wall, shattering the screen.
“He then body slammed her to the ground, and held her down on the floor, with both of his hands around her throat and neck area,” a statement of facts filed in Fairborn Municipal Court read. “She was having trouble breathing, but was able to push him off, get up and run to the kitchen.”
The victim told police she hit, bit and punched Purce several times to get away.
Police saw redness and marks on her throat and neck.
Purce was arrested several days later and taken to jail.