A rural Linton man, accused of battering and strangling a woman in the middle of a Bloomfield street last weekend, made an initial court appearance Friday morning.
Roberto Jose-Deleon Ramos, 31, Route 3, Linton, was formally charged in Greene Superior Court with strangulation ---- a class D felony; domestic battery with injury ---- a class A misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct --- a class B misdemeanor.
David Hunter was appointed as legal counsel for Ramos in the proceedings.
A pre-trial conference was set for 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 22.
Superior Court Judge Dena Martin issued a no-contact order with the alleged victim.
Ramos remains free on bond. He posted 10 percent of a $16,0000 bond on Sept. 1, the day he was arrested.
Bloomfield Deputy Town Marshal Harvey Holt responded to the initial call at 1:05 a.m. on Sept. 1.
Holt is alleged to have observed Ramos on top of a female victim in the middle of East Indiana Ave. near the Judge St. intersection.
Ramos allegedly refused to let the victim go when ordered twice by Holt. He finally backed off of the woman after the officer pulled his Taser from the holster and warned he was going to deploy the weapon, if Ramos did not comply with his order to retreat.
"(The victim) said that Roberto had drug her down the road as she was trying to get away. (She) said Roberto hit her in the mouth, but she could not tell if it was closed hand or open handed," Holt wrote in the probable cause affidavit filed with the court. "(The victim) said she fell to the ground and that is when Roberto jumped on top of her. (She) said she started screaming and yelling for help the best she could because she couldn't breath. (The victim) said he (Ramos) was choking her with both hands."
The victim told police that when she fell to the ground she hit her head on the road asphalt.
In an interview with Ramos, police learned that both had been drinking earlier in the evening.