An Ulster County man is accused of cutting his ex-girlfriend with a knife, as well as beating and choking her.

On Monday around 4 p.m., Saugerties police responded to a dispute on 9W in the Town of Saugerties.

A 26-year-old woman was found by officers with several cuts to her arm and hand. The woman told police that he ex-boyfriend, 21-year-old Damiem R. Nace of Kingston, refused to leave her apartment.

He then allegedly kicked the victim, jumped on top of her, choked her with one hand, while hitting the woman with the other hand.

The victim managed to free herself and ran to a locked bedroom to call 911.

According to the victim, Nace then kicked in the door and once again assaulted the woman. This time Nace is accused of throwing the victim down onto her bed, choking her, and cutting her with a knife.

When police arrived, they found Nace hiding in the bathroom. He was charged with burglary and assault, felonies.

He was remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail. An order of protection was issued for the victim. Additional charges against Nace are being filed for obstructing of breathing/ blood circulation, criminal mischief and criminal possession of a weapon.

The victim was treated at the scene.

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