A Mentor man is accused of attacking his former girlfriend and not letting her leave when she tried to escape.
Robert Sajovic, 46, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with abduction and domestic violence.
Sajovic met with the 36-year-old woman at a home near the intersection of Reynolds and Ford roads.
Sajovic had been drinking and, at some point in the morning, he started attacking the woman, Mentor Police Lt. Tim Allen said.
The woman said he choked her, struck her and held her down on the bed when she tried to leave.
The victim was able to use her iPhone to record audio of Sajovic's attack, Allen said.
The woman was ultimately able to leave the house after she promised not to tell anyone about the attack, Allen said.
She drove to the nearby Speedway gas station and called police. Meanwhile, the woman -- who had a lump on her forehead, a swollen eye and redness around her neck -- was taken to the hospital.
Sagovic has been charged with domestic violence before. He was charged with that, as well as felonious assault, after he shot his then wife in the leg in 2006, Allen said.
However, both charges from that previous incident were ultimately dismissed and Sajovic was convicted of attempted negligent assault -- a charge that can be used when someone hurts someone on accident.
Sajovic was then sentenced to seven days in jail, five years of probation and anger management.
Because of his history with firearms, police called Sajovic before arresting him Tuesday. Sajovic then agreed to turn himself in.
He is scheduled to be arraigned today on his newest charges in .