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Monroe man faces charges for battery and strangulation
MONROE - Thomas John Ott, 49, Monroe, faces a Class H felony count of strangulation, misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and battery and four Class H felony counts of bail jumping after a string of incidents throughout December. The strangulation, disorderly conduct and battery charges arose on Dec. 5, when Ott reportedly assaulted a woman at a Monroe residence, allegedly throwing her into a table, punching her in the face and squeezing her throat. The victim said the motive behind the assault was uncertain, as Ott had become increasingly abusive and erratic recently, and was allegedly drinking a large amount of vodka daily.