City police arrested a man for allegedly beating a woman in an apartment early Sunday morning.
Najee Karion Howard, who allegedly also goes by the alias Najee Baker, 21, of Brooklyn, was charged with simple assault and reckless endangerment.
According to court records, police responded to 2500 Federal Ave., apartment 128, for a report of domestic violence. Court records did not verify if the alleged victim, Shelly Phillips, resides at the address.
When they arrived, officers said they could hear a woman crying inside the apartment and were able to get Phillips to open the door and speak with them.
According to police, she was crying, her clothes were torn and there were marks on her neck.
Phillips told police she got into an argument with Howard and he punched her in the face, forced her to the ground and choked her.
Phillips, who complained of neck pain, was treated by emergency services personnel.
Howard was arraigned before District Judge Jon E. Kemp at 7 a.m. on Sunday and remains incarcerated in lieu of $50,000. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 9 before District Judge James G. Carn.