(July 27, 2018) John Mellon Jr., 29, of Norristown, Pennsylvania was arrested for first- and second-degree assault on Friday just after 10:15 p.m. at a hotel in the 2100 block of Baltimore Avenue.
Police were contacted by other hotel guests who reported hearing fighting and yelling inside another room.
The witnesses heard a woman in the room crying for help and said that it sounded like she was being thrown around and choked.
Police said when they met with the couple, the woman said an argument with Mellon turned physical and that she had been assaulted for several minutes.
According to the police report, the woman said Mellon had kicked her head into the bed frame while she was on the floor and had also strangled her until she almost lost consciousness.
When questioned, Mellon claimed a verbal argument had ensued after his girlfriend awaked him, police said.
According to the police report, Mellon said he might have put hands around the woman’s neck, and knew it was wrong. Police said he also admitted he was heavily intoxicated.