A Johnson City man was charged Friday afternoon with aggravated assault after attempting to choke his girlfriend Monday, a police release said.
According to police, Derek C. Nickles, 30, 1725 Nathaniel Drive, Apt. 52, allegedly hit his girlfriend several times and then tried to strangle her by grabbing her by the throat.
Nickles was arrested and taken to the Washington County Detention Center and was held on $20,000 bond.
He is scheduled to appear in Sessions Court on Monday at 1:30 p.m.