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Man took drugs, cut off ankle monitor and attacked woman on the Monon Trail, according to court docs

Posted at 5:25 PM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 19:43:33-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- A man who was out of jail on monitored release is accused of attacking a woman on the Monon Trail just south of 46th Street Tuesday night.

According to court documents, Ousman Gasama approached the woman, grabbed her throat, kissed her face and screamed that he was God.

Gasama later told officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department that he was on drugs at the time of the attack.

Mike Lafollette heard the victim scream. Lafollette says he saw Gasama's hands on her and screamed as loud as he could.

"I feel the guy was not in the right mind and no matter where he was that day, he probably would have attacked somebody," said Lafollette.

Court documents also show that Gasama admitted to police that he cut off an ankle bracelet he had been wearing. Gasama was wearing the bracelet because he was charged with breaking into a home on Indianapolis' east side in late January

Police say Gasama had blood on his hands when they arrested him again this week. They also found his ankle monitor.

A community corrections officer told Gasama he was not allowed on the Monon Trail, according to court records.

He now faces new charges including strangulation and escape.