Police officers arrested a Delaware man on a charge of attempted murder after his girlfriend arrived at Grady Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
An officer responded shortly before 3:30 a.m. March 7 to the hospital, 561 W. Central Ave., after a hospital employee contacted the Delaware Police Department to report an assault.
Delaware police Capt. Adam Moore said the victim had suffered "life-threatening" injuries related to choking, among other injuries.
Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O'Brien said in a statement the woman had been "strangled to the point of unconsciousness" and suffered orbital and jaw fractures.
The assault that led to the injuries occurred between 9 p.m. March 5 and 3 a.m. March 6 at an apartment in the 1200 block of Rivercrest Drive South, according to police reports.
After responding to the hospital, officers arrested James A. "Tony" Dunham, 40, of Rivercrest Drive South on a charge of attempted murder, a first-degree felony, reports said. A Delaware County grand jury March 16 indicted Dunham on the same charge.
Dunham's bond has been set at $1 million, according to a news release from the Delaware County Prosecutor's Office.
Moore said the investigation into the assault remains ongoing.
In other recent Delaware police reports:
* An officer stopped a driver for speeding about 12:15 a.m. March 6 in the 3000 block of Columbus Pike. Moore said investigators discovered multiple cases of "prescription-strength syrup (used) to treat motion sickness and nausea" in the vehicle.
A police report identified the substance as promethazine hydrochloride.
Moore said the driver, a 21-year-old Columbus man, was cited for multiple traffic violations. He said an investigation continues to determine where the medication came from and why the driver and a passenger were in possession of it.
* A man reported breaking and entering occurred around 5 p.m. March 9 in the 200 block of East Central Avenue. Someone forced entry to a residence and stole tools valued at $1,829, according to police reports.
* Multiple residents of an apartment building reported an attempted burglary occurred between 7:15 and 7:45 p.m. March 11 in the 400 block of West William Street. Someone attempted to break in to the building through its front door, reports said.
* A woman reported a theft took place between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. March 10 at a church in the first block of East William Street. Someone stole a wallet valued at $10 containing $180 in cash, according to reports.
* A woman reported a theft from a vehicle occurred between 9:45 p.m. March 8 and 8:15 a.m. March 9 in the first block of Gruber Street. Someone stole a purse valued at $50 containing identification cards, keys and other items, police reports said.
* A man reported a theft from a vehicle took place between 7:30 p.m. March 11 and 1:15 p.m. March 12 in the 2000 block of Nutter Farms Lane. Someone stole a light bar valued at $722; four spotlights, together worth $300; a tablet computer valued at $500; and other items from the vehicle, according to police reports.
* Thefts of license plates from vehicles were reported between 2:30 and 2:45 p.m. March 9 in the first block of North Franklin Street; between 5 and 5:15 p.m. March 7 in the first block of Park Avenue; and between midnight March 1 and 7 p.m. March 8 in the first block of Kirkland Street.