Bail was set at $20 thousand cash for a 48-year-old Manitowoc man following his arrest early yesterday morning for a brutal assault of his girlfriend. David L. Moon is charged with three counts of strangulation-suffocation, obstructing an officer, second degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct, battery and felony bail jumping. Police were called about 12:45 to a southside residence where a 48- year-old woman was reported to have been punched—strangled and cut with an axe. The female victim said that Moon was her boyfriend whom she was living with. She described how he held her against her will in a nearby garage holding an axe to her neck. Moon also allegedly cut her ankle with an electric grinder. All of her injuries are described as “non-life threatening”. Moon remains in the County Jail with his initial appearance scheduled for April 16th at 2:30.