A Farmborough Heights man will return to court later this year after being charged with choking and detaining a woman.
Police allege that about 5.30pm on January 9, a 23-year-old man went to the home of a 21-year-old woman, who police say was known to him, in Albion Park Rail.
They allege the pair began arguing, before the man grabbed the woman by her hair and threw her into a brick wall.
The man allegedly threatened the woman with a knife, then choked and assaulted her multiple times.
As the woman attempted to drive away from the home, police allege the man dragged her from the car and continued to make threats, while forcing the woman into the passenger seat.
The woman was taken to an address in Kanahooka, where she was assisted by relatives. The man fled in the woman's car.
The woman was taken to hospital for treatment to her injuries and the incident was reported to police.
Lake Illawarra Police District officers attended and established a crime scene at the woman's home, seizing several items for forensic analysis.
Following inquiries and a public appeal for information, the 23-year-old man was arrested at a home in Berkeley and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station on Wednesday.
He was charged with intentionally choke a person with recklessness; kidnap with intent to commit a serious indictable offence occasioning actual bodily harm; being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence; assault occasioning actual bodily harm; and contravening prohibition/restriction in AVO.
The Farmborough Heights man appeared in Wollongong Local Court on Wednesday.
He was refused bail and will appear again in Wollongong Local Court on March 24.
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