ROCKLAND — Bail was set Friday at $5,000 cash for an Appleton man who is accused of assaulting a woman, including attempted strangulation, days after being sentenced for a domestic violence assault against the same victim.

Matthew R. Donaher, 37, made his initial appearance Sept. 9 in the Knox County court via Zoom on the new charges.

Donaher was arrested Thursday, Sept. 8 by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office on charges of Class B aggravated assault, and misdemeanor counts of domestic violence criminal threatening, domestic violence terrorizing, and violation of condition of release.

Judge John Martin set bail at $5,000 cash. Assistant District Attorney Kathryn King said she expects the probation office to place a hold on Donaher, meaning he would not be released even if he could raise the $5,000 cash.

According to an affidavit filed by the Sheriff’s Office with the court, officers responded to a residence in Appleton for a report of ongoing domestic assault. The victim told police that Donaher came into the bedroom where she taking a nap, jumped on top of her, yelled, held a glass over her and then broke it on his own head, and put his forearm against her throat so that she could not breath. She managed to get up but he later slapped her in the face and threw her to the ground, according to the police report.

The victim said that he also told one of the children who was in the room that if she called 911 he would kill her mother and then himself. The victim said that it was a normal conversation with Donaher that he would threaten to kill her if she left him.

The affidavit further stated that the television had been broken, there were holes in the wall, and broken doors which Donaher had done during the week.

Deputy Timothy Davis and his canine partner Marek were able to locate Donaher in the woods behind the house where he had fled. Sgt. Paul Spear also responded.

Donaher had been sentenced on Aug. 26 in the Knox County court to one year in jail with all but 30 days suspended for domestic violence assault against the same woman on May 13 in Appleton. He was also placed on probation for two years at the Aug. 26 hearing.

There was no immediate explanation on why he was free on Sept. 8 despite the 30-day jail sentence on Aug. 26.