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Man cuts woman's pants pockets for cash

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) - A Sioux Falls woman suffered neck wounds and a cut lip when she was assaulted by a man she shares children with.

Officer Sam Clemens says 43-year-old Erasmus Martin is accused of assaulting the 41-year-old woman with a kitchen knife early Sunday morning.

Clemens says Martin was trying to get money from the victim and cut her pants pockets to get at her wallet.  After he got her wallet the woman fought back and Martin is accused of strangling her.  He fled the scene and police were called.            

Clemens says Martin was arrested near 12th and Blaine and charged with aggravated assault, robbery and false impersonation.

The woman did not want medical help.

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