PHOENIX - A Phoenix man has been arrested after allegedly trying to kill his girlfriend.
According to police reports, Wayne Sandle was upset with his girlfriend of eight years because she was no longer wearing the ring or necklace he gave her.
During an argument on Friday, Sandle grabbed the victim around her neck with his right arm and placed her into a choke hold. He then started squeezing the victim's neck until she lost consciousness.
The report states, when the victim woke up, Sandle started screaming at her she was not going to get out of the apartment and said, "death do us part because you're my wife."
The victim told police Sandle threatened to kill her several times and gave her two options to die. The first was to be choked and the second was to be stabbed to death.
According to police, the two continued to argue, when Sandle allegedly slapped the victim across her face, causing a black eye and a cut on her right cheek.
The police report states Sandle told the victim "he was going to get 25 years anyway for what he did to her, so he was going to make it worth it."
The victim said she started to apologize to Sandle and told him she did not want to fight with him anymore.
Sandle reportedly made her follow him into the bathroom, and as he urinated, she ran out the front door and began screaming for help.
The victim ran to another apartment where a neighbor was able to call 911.
According to police, the victim had obtained an order of protection from Sandle in May.
Sandle was booked into jail on charges of aggravated assault, second degree attempted murder, kidnapping, theft, criminal damage, and failure to comply with a court order.