HELENA- A Helena suspect is charged with attacking his girlfriend Thursday.

Cody J. Wells is charged with Felony Strangulation and two misdemeanors.

Charging documents say Helena Police were called to a residence on the 400 block of North Roberts Thursday afternoon to investigate an assault.

The woman told law enforcement officers the 23-year-old Wells allegedly slapped her, punched and strangled her multiple times, threw her against a wall and kicked her while she was on the ground.

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Wells is alleged to have taken the victim’s cell phone away from her when she tried to call 9-1-1 for help.

Investigators noted the victim had injuries to her neck and lower back. They also saw damage to a wall in the residence.

Besides strangulation, Wells is charged with a first count of Partner/Family Member Assault and Tampering with a Communications Device.

Bond in the case has been set at $20,000.