It happened around 7:40 p.m. Monday at a home on the 100 block of West Central Avenue, according to a police report.
According to court documents, proescutors say Alyna M. Camara, 21, went to the home looking to confront another woman. Camara was let inside after asking to use the bathroom. Instead, prosecutors say she went to the victim’s bedroom. Camara is accused of pulling the victim by the hair and hitting her in the face.
Prosecutors say that during the assault, Camara put her hands around the victim’s neck and squeezed. The victim told police she had trouble breathing as a result.
The victim was able to end the altercation by spraying Camara with pepper spray.
Camara was taken to an area hospital to be checked out. Police say she was combative at the hospital, and tried to slam a hospital room door.
Police arrested Camara on a felony strangulation charge. Strangulation was recently made a felony crime in Ohio, with the law taking effect in April. Previously, strangulation was classified as a misdemeanor.
Bond for Camara was set at $50,000.