"I should kill you," is what a local man allegedly told his girlfriend as he beat her during an alleged domestic assault that took place in the city over the weekend.
He now faces felony charges.
Anthony Quentary Oliver, 22, of 1735 Four Mile Drive, has been charged with one felony burglary count, as well as misdemeanor counts for simple assault, terroristic threats and defiant and criminal trespassing.
Authorities were contacted by Oliver's former girlfriend on West Edwin Street. According to the victim, she had been looking through Oliver's text messages and came across flirtatious messages directed at another woman.
Angry, she told Oliver to leave her home and threw his cellphone down a flight of stairs, records state.
After Oliver allegedly refused to leave, the woman took his diabetes medication and threw it outside. She told authorities she was hoping Oliver would go get the medicine so she could lock the door behind him.
However, Oliver overpowered the woman as she tried to close the door behind him and forced his way back inside the residence, according to court records.
Once inside, Oliver allegedly grabbed the woman, threw her to the ground, wrapped both his hands around her throat and attempted to strangle her while she kicked and gasped for air, records state.
The woman told authorities she saw Oliver reach into his pocket, where she knew he kept a knife, police said. Terrified, she kicked him in the leg and managed to knock him off of her, according to the affidavit.
Oliver then allegedly punched the woman several times in the chest.
As she began screaming for help, Oliver allegedly said he should kill her, according to police.
Oliver was arraigned before District Judge James G. Carn on Monday and was incarcerated in lieu of $18,500 bail.