Transient suspect of attempted murder in Pasadena

PASADENA –Police jailed a transient on suspicion of attempted murder late Tuesday after he tried to strangle a woman he had been arguing with, authorities said.
Farris Tollette, 45, was being held in lieu of $1 million bail at the Pasadena Police Department jail pending his initial court appearance, according to Los Angeles County booking records.
The alleged attack took place about 9 p.m. at Los Robles Avenue and Buckeye Street, Pasadena police Lt. Tom Delgado said.
Tollette and the victim, also a transient, have a history of domestic violence and had been arguing earlier int he day, the lieutenant said.
Tollette saw the woman alone and ran up to her, knocked her to the ground and choked her until she lost consciousness, he said.
Responging officers arrested Tollette without a struggle, Delgado added. The woman declined to be taken to a hospital.

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