STAMFORD — A 42-year-old Yonkers man was arrested Sunday after strangling and assaulting a Stamford woman, police said.

The woman called Stamford police multiple times around 5:25 p.m. to report her life was in danger.

When officers arrived, they found the woman, who had scratches on her face and neck, as well as Gregory Draine.

Officers attempted to arrest Draine, but he allegedly became combative. During the ensuing struggle, in which Draine was brought to the ground, he allegedly struck officer Aaron Miller in the mouth with his elbow.

Draine was cuffed and brought to his feet, but police said he remained aggressive.

According to police, Draine attempted to headbutt Stamford Police Sgt. Joseph Kennedy.

Draine was eventually taken to Stamford police headquarters, but refused to cooperate with the booking process, police said.

He was charged with third-degree assault, two counts of seconddegree strangulation, second-degree threatening, assault on an officer, attempt to commit assault on an officer, disorderly conduct, interfering with an emergency call, refusing to be fingerprinted, and resisting arrest.

Police placed a $50,000 bond on Draine’s arrest.

After speaking to the New York State Parole Division, Stamford officers were informed that Draine had an outstanding warrant and he was charged with being a fugitive from justice. The parole division placed an additional $100,000 bond on the warrant charge.

ignacio.laguarda@stamfordadvocate.com