According to court documents, the Clay County Sheriff's Department responded to a violent incident at an undisclosed residence.
During an investigation, officials allege Andrew Scott Cotton, 29, Brazil, attacked in a rude insolent or angry manner, repeatedly struck, scratched, and choked an unidentified victim into unconsciousness.
Officials also allege he used a knife during the attack and forcibly resisted and interfered with officers at the scene.
Cotton, who is a convicted sex/violent offender, allegedly intentionally failed to register at the CCSD.
Taken into custody, Cotton was booked into the Clay County Justice Center on a $25,000 cash bond, with no 10 percent allowed.
Cotton was formally charged March 8 with class B felony criminal confinement, class C battery resulting in serious bodily injury, class D strangulation, class D failure to register as a sex or violent offender, and class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement.
A not guilty plea was ordered on his behalf and Geoffrey Creason was appointed as defense counsel in the matter.
Jail officials recently confirmed Cotton remained incarcerated at the facility while awaiting further court proceedings per the court calendar.