Man wanted in Ohio captured after assaulting pregnant woman in Tallahassee

Man wanted in Ohio arrested for assaulting pregnant woman in Tallahassee
Posted at 4:54 PM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2018-02-14 05:11:17-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A man wanted in Ohio for a felony assault charge in 2016 has been captured by U.S. Marshals in Tallahassee. 

Court documents say that the Tallahassee Police Department was called to an apartment at Seminole Grand Apartments around 5 p.m. on Tuesday about a battery that had just happened.

When TPD talked to the victim, she told them that she was 32 weeks pregnant.

She told them that the fight had started with a man named Joseph Haag barging into the apartment and kicking open her bedroom door. When he got in, he began attacking her and choked her. 

Another man who was in the apartment at the time said he tried to break up the fight, but Haag began to attack him too.

Court documents say members of the U.S. Marshal's Task Force were outside the apartment at the time of the altercation and heard the commotion, spurring them to make their way inside.

However when Haag heard them coming, he jumped from a second story window and ran away to a nearby car.

Eventually, the U.S. Marshals found and arrested Haag at the Forum at Tallahassee Student Apartments after a two hour search.

Haag was charged with burglary with assault, domestic battery by strangulation, and aggravated battery on a pregnant female. 

He was also wanted in Ohio for obstructing police, criminal damaging, felonious assault, and absconding from electronic monitoring back in 2016.