Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - Lexington County deputies say a woman was able to fight off a man who was trying to choke her to death.

Christopher Scott Griiffin, 50, of Charlotte is charged with attempted murder.

The incident happened Tuesday at the Landmark Apartments.

Officer say he grabbed the victim by the neck and choked her to the point of restricting her airway. However, the woman was able to turn the tables on her attacker.

“The woman hit Griffin with a blunt object while she was being choked and eventually got away,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said in a statement. “Our investigation into the incident is ongoing but we’ve already collected statements and talked to witnesses.”

Bond was set at $100,000 for Griffin, and he's been ordered to have no contact with the victim.