A Bayou Vista man was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated assault and domestic abuse battery for allegedly trying to strangle a woman.  A St. Mary Parish deputy responding to the domestic abuse call say the woman and her two small children were able to escape the home on Venus Road.

The deputy said while investigating he learned that 44-year-old Freddie J. Alfred and the victim had been arguing when he threw the female victim to the ground and choked her until she became unconsciousness.

When the woman regained consciousness, Alfred had a handgun and threatened to shoot her.

Alfred was arrest at the home and booked into the St. Mary Parish Correctional Facility.