Man charged after assault

Police say a southside woman is recovering after she was attacked, and her ex-boyfriend was arrested.

Ryan Cameron, 26, has been charged with strangulation and two counts of aggravated battery after he struck, strangled and bit his ex-girlfriend and attempted to rip her tongue out of her mouth, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Officers were sent to a home in the 2300 block of Hanover Drive on Saturday evening after receiving a 911 call. Cameron arrived at the door, covered in blood. Officers entered the home and arrested Cameron after hearing a woman inside the home screaming for help, the affidavit said.

They found Carleigh Hager in the bathroom, covered in blood with injuries to her face. Hager told police that she and Cameron had been arguing while at a friend’s wedding. She told police when they returned home, along with three friends, she went to the bedroom to get away from Cameron, but he followed her and began to strangle her, the affidavit said.

Hager told officers that she escaped to the bathroom after friends in the home restrained Cameron. However, Cameron got away from them, forced his way into the bathroom, struck and bit Hager, and attempted to pull her tongue out of her mouth, the affidavit said.

Hager was taken to Eskenazi Hospital for treatment. A GoFundMe page titled “Carleigh Hager Recover Fund” was set up to provide assistance with paying for her medical care.

Cameron, 2321 Hanover Drive, was arrested and taken to Marion County jail. He was held on $2,000 bond.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2702.