Under Oregon law, strangulation is a class A misdemeanor. Attempted murder is a felony charge.
The alleged victim was examined on the scene by medical responders. She refused to be transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center or another hospital.
Brosterhous said Potter was arrested without incident.
The suspect appeared in the Klamath County Circuit Court via video monitor Friday afternoon. Judge Dan Bunch presides over the initial appearance.
Defense attorney Allison Martin was appointed to represent Potter.
According the DA’s Office, Potter has assaulted the same victim three times over the past several years. Assistant DA Sarah Shepherd recommended a $250,000 bail bond be set.
Bunch set Potter’s bail at $500,000. The judge also stipulated that if Potter is released, he is not to have any form of contact with his alleged victim.
The next hearing in the case was scheduled for Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m.