Paul C. Thompson, Jr., 24, of Calverton was arrested on Sept. 29 in Mastic Beach after police asked for the public's help to track him down.
He was arraigned in Suffolk County Criminal Court on Thursday before Judge William Condon.
Judge Condo set bail at $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond; Thompson's next court date is Nov. 7.
According to Robert Clifford, spokesman for Spota, Thompson is charged with one count of assault in the second degree, a felony. If convicted, maximum punishment would be two and one-third to seven years in jail.
Thompson is also charged with one count of criminal obstruction of breath, a misdemeanor, for allegedly choking his girlfriend; one count of menacing in the second degree/weapon, a misdemeanor; one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor; two counts of petit larceny, a misdemeanor; one count of criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor, for preventing his girlfriend to make an emergency call; one count of grand larceny in the fourth degree, a felony, for stealing his girlfriend's credit card; and one count of unlawful imprisonment in the third degree, a misdemeanor, Clifford said.
Clifford said Thompson took the victim's bank card and cell phone, to keep her from calling police.
According to police, Thompson repeatedly put his hands around the victim's neck and choked her, and stabbed her in the right leg; she cut both of her hands warding off his blows; Clifford said.
Thompson allegedly used a kitchen knife that the victim said was a foot long, Clifford added.
According to police, Thompson forced the victim to drive him away from Tanger Outlet Center, where the confrontation took place.
The victim said Thompson punched her repeatedly in the face and ribs.
According to Riverhead Town police, the call came in at 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 29 about an injured woman, 23, on Midway Drive in Riverhead, where Thompson's uncle allegedly lives.Police said the woman had been involved in a "domestic dispute" with her boyfriend, 24, of Calverton; he allegedly stabbed her multiple times, then forced her to drive him to Midway Drive, where she was able to escape the car and get help at a nearby home.
Riverhead EMTs responded and took the woman to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of her injuries, police said.