A Marysville man faces kidnapping and felonious assault charges after allegedly attacking a woman in a room at the Worthington Holiday Inn on June 18.

A Marysville man faces kidnapping and felonious assault charges after allegedly attacking a woman in a room at the Worthington Holiday Inn on June 18.

Nicholas L. Porreca II, 33, of Marysville, faces two felony counts in connection with the incident, which occurred after the suspect allegedly lured his female victim to his room, promising to show her a list of wines he serves at wine tastings.

The woman was at the North High Street hotel to attend a wedding, according to police reports. She was standing outside, smoking a cigarette, when Porreca allegedly began talking to her. He said he was in town to put on a wine tasting and offered to give her information she could use when hosting an upcoming event, according to reports.

The woman allegedly went to the man's room on the third floor but waited in the hallway. When the man came out with the wine list, he grabbed her and pulled her into the room, according to police reports.

He put her in a chokehold, placed a bag over her head and wrapped a cord around her neck, according to reports.

The woman reportedly fought back and was able to escape. She sustained minor injuries, which were treated by Worthington medics.

Staff at the Holiday Inn called Worthington police about 20 minutes after the alleged assault. The assailant had fled.

He was found at about 3 a.m. at the Waffle House on East Dublin-Granville Road at I-71, according to police. He told a Columbus police officer working special duty what had occurred, and the officer called Worthington police.

The suspect complained of chest pains and was transported to St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, where he was placed in the cardiac-care unit.

Police put out a warrant for his arrest, and he was taken into custody after he was released from the hospital June 19.

Police said the only previous charge they could find on Porreca was an out-of-state drug charge.

Evidence of drug activity was seen in the suspect's hotel room, and he was under the influence of some kind of drug at the time of the incident, according to Worthington detective Mike Holton.