Crime

UPDATE: Police arrest suspect accused of choking woman Sunday

Update: Yusef Muhammad, 60, was arrested Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. and charged with aggravated assault. Though the arrest record indicates that Muhammad was scheduled to appear in Recorder's Court today at 2 p.m., the Muscogee County Jail said he will appear for his hearing Thursday at 2 p.m.

Original Story: A Columbus man has been accused of choking a 46-year-old woman Sunday inside of an apartment in the 3600 block of Youmans Street, according to reports.

Suspect Yusef Muhammad reportedly made verbal threats toward the woman and physically attacked her between 12:45 p.m. and 1 p.m., Columbus police said.

Records indicate that the woman is in fair condition after being treated at the Midtown Medical Center for arm, face, neck and rib injuries.

Officials were called to the hospital Sunday in response to the dispute, which remains under investigation.

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