Man chokes girlfriend, sparks manhunt

May 27, 2008 1:57:09 PM PDT
A suspect wanted for trying to kill his girlfriend was arrested in Rockland County Tuesday, just hours after setting off a massive manhunt.Police say 28-year-old Donnell Preston, of Ohio, choked his girlfriend in a room at the Holiday Inn in Montebello.

He then fled, jumping out of a second-floor window.

That triggered a huge search, involving cops from several areas, helicopters and dogs.

The victim is at Good Samaritan Hospital in unknown condition. Preston faces attempted murder charges.