MARTIN COUNTY — After a heated argument, a Stuart man was accused of choking a woman and trying to throw her off a third-story balcony of a hotel Sunday.
Craig Masse, 35, of the 1900 block of Southeast Federal Highway in Stuart, was arrested on Sunday night on charges of domestic battery by strangulation, resisting without violence and arson.
Deputies said they arrived at the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, where Masse and the woman live, after witnesses called saying Masse was trying to harm the woman.
Deputies said they found the woman crying on the floor of the bathroom with the right side of her neck swollen. Shortly after, deputies said Masse came into the room shouting that the woman should be arrested because she punched him in the eye.