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34-year-old John Thomas Angellotti had a domestic altercation with his girlfriend, Tara Tanner, at the Double Tree Hotel on 4th Avenue North in the early hours of January 1st. Tanner advised officers that Angellotti prevented her from leaving by holding her down against the bed and strangling her. Then, she ran to the bathroom, where she knew a knife was located to protect herself. Angellotti grabbed it from her, cutting his thumb amid the action. Tanner told them that she had pretended to go to bed so she could sneak out, but Angellotti woke up and grabbed her. She managed to break free and escape to the lobby. Hotel staff put her in a back office and contacted the authorities. Officers arrived and observed Angellotti searching for her in the lobby. Officers were told that Tanner wished to prosecute, and then Angellotti was taken into custody for aggravated assault.
John Thomas Angellotti of Appian Way in Mount Pleasant, MI, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on January 1st, charged with aggravated assault. He is free on a $5,000 bond.
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