A Bryan man was arrested Monday after authorities say he kicked and strangled a woman before shoving and slapping police officers.

According to College Station police, around 8:30 p.m., officers were called to an apartment complex on Marion Pugh Drive after a witness saw a woman crawling out the front door of an apartment and asking for help. The woman told police she had been in an apartment with Nathan Alan Koudelka, 31, while he was asleep. She tried to wake him up by tapping him and then removing the blanket from his body, and he responded by waking up and kicking her in the chest, police said. He then said he wanted to take her car, and when she wouldn’t let him, he allegedly punched her repeatedly in the face and strangled her.

Police said Koudelka would not let them into the apartment and struggled when officers tried to detain him. Police said he pushed one officer into a wall and slapped the other. He stopped when threatened with a taser, authorities said.

Koudelka is charged with assault of a family member by impeding their breath, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines; assault bodily injury of a family member, evading arrest on foot and resisting arrest, all Class A misdemeanors each punishable by up to a year in jail and $4,000 in fines. He is being held in the Brazos County Jail on $21,000 bond.

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