CORRECTION: A previous version of this article was incorrectly attributed to the wrong law enforcement agency. The suspect was arrested by Lexington police. We apologize for the error.
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A man is facing several charges following an alleged assault on a woman, according to arrest warrants in Davidson County court records.
Sterling Carreira, 43, was charged and taken into custody by Lexington police on Thursday.
Carreira is accused of “choking the victim to the point where she could not breathe by strangulation at the throat, by hand, squeezing until the victim could not breathe,” per court records.
Court records also allege that Carreira “did assault the victim, a female person, by grabbing her by the hair and pulling her.”
Lastly, court records accuse Carreira of assaulting the victim “by grabbing her face with both hands and causing her nose to bleed.”
Carreira is being charged with the following:
- Assault by strangulation
- Two counts of assault on a female
Carreira has been denied bond as his release was not authorized. He is scheduled to appear in the Davidson County District Courthouse on Aug. 31.