BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 34-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of strangling his girlfriend.

According to EBRSO, deputies were responding to a call about a reported battery. When deputies arrived, they noticed the victim had a bloody nose, busted lip, scrapes on her knees, and discoloration of the neck.

The victim told deputies she confronted her boyfriend, Joshua Thomas, 34, at their home about endangering their children. Thomas then allegedly wrapped his hands around the victim’s neck with both hands, restricting her blood flow. The victim said Thomas then pushed her to the ground and punched her in the face when she threatened to call law enforcement, according to official arrest documents. Thomas took the victim’s phone and fled the scene, deputies said. The victim also said that their children witnessed the incident.

The victim informed deputies of Thomas’ personal information and an arrest warrant was obtained.

Thomas is currently at large.