MANATEE -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is looking for a possibly suicidal man who early Thursday broke into a woman's home, choked her and crashed into a car while fleeing the scene, according to a news release.
About 3:40 a.m. Thursday, Bruce R. Nolet entered without permission and started a domestic dispute with the 27-year-old victim. Nolet and the woman have a child together, but he has never lived there, according to a news release.
At one point, Nolet threw the woman down on a bed and started choking her from behind, the report states.
"A neighbor heard the disturbance and entered the residence, stopping the attack," the report states.
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While fleeing the scene, Nolet crashed into an unoccupied vehicle in the driveway.
The sheriff's office said anyone with information about Nolet's whereabouts should call the sheriff's office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.
"The suspect has made threats to harm himself," the sheriff's office said.