The Macon man accused of kidnapping a woman from a Central Georgia Technical College parking lot in September allegedly choked her with his hands two days before the abduction, according to an indictment filed in the case Tuesday.
David Chase Warnock, 26, is now charged with aggravated assault in addition to the kidnapping charge filed against him Sept. 30, according to the indictment filed in Bibb County Superior Court.
Warnock is being held without bond at the Bibb County jail.
Authorities have said Warnock and 24-year-old Alyssa Armstrong had recently broken up and that Warnock had threatened to kill himself and Armstrong prior to the incident at the school off Eisenhower Parkway.
Armstrong was sitting in a car during a morning break Sept. 30 with a female friend when Warnock approached her.
A witness reportedly heard Warnock say, “Talk to me, talk to me.”
Armstrong got out of the car, and Warnock took her to a nearby van and led her into an open sliding door. The van sped off about 11:30 a.m.
Local authorities launched a search for the pair.
At some point, Armstrong talked Warnock into letting her use his cellphone to call her parents. Using the call, investigators narrowed their search area and the van was spotted in Locust Grove, south of Atlanta.
Warnock was arrested in a restaurant parking lot off Interstate 75, and Armstrong was safely returned home to her family.
Warnock has a past criminal record. In 2007, he was convicted in Dodge County for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, according to the indictment.
He was released from prison in December 2012 after serving six months of a two-year sentence.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398 or find her on Twitter @awomackmacon.