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Tampa man charged in choking attack of ex-wife

TAMPA — Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies have arrested the estranged husband of a Tampa woman who was attacked last week while driving to work.

Deputies arrested Alexis Testa-Yero, 43, Sunday on a warrant for aggravated battery after searching a relative's house and finding him hiding in a shed nearby.

Testa-Yero had been on the run since Wednesday after he hid in the back seat of his ex-wife's car and tried to choke her with a rope while she was driving to work about 6 a.m., deputies said.

The two struggled, causing the Nissan Altima to slam into a fence, flip and land on its wheels at 4502 Paris St. in West Tampa.

Testa-Yero ran off after trying to choke her again, investigators said.

The woman, Tania Martinez, 36, also of Tampa, was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Tampa man charged in choking attack of ex-wife 03/03/13 [Last modified: Sunday, March 3, 2013 8:16pm]
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