By Lisa Redmond

lredmond@lowell sun.com

LOWELL -- A Littleton man was released on $10,000 cash bail with conditions, after he pleaded not guilty to attempted murder for allegedly choking his girlfriend after she asked him to move out.

Last Thursday, Edward L. Gibbons, 22, formerly of Chelmsford, was arraigned on charges of attempted murder and assault with a dangerous weapon for an incident the day before with his girlfriend in their Chelmsford apartment.

The victim told Chelmsford police she had been having ongoing issues with Gibbons and had asked him to move out of the apartment by the end of the month.

Gibbons allegedly became upset and grabbed her, threw her against a wall and choked her to the point that she nearly lost consciousness, according to court documents.

While she was on the ground, she said Gibbons repeatedly kicked her, documents state. She was able to escape. A probable-cause hearing is scheduled for Feb. 18.

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Police found Gibbons' car parked outside a hotel. When officers approached, Gibbons fled on foot. A K-9 was called in to search the area. A short time later, Gibbons turned himself in to the police.

In court last week, Gibbons was held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing Wednesday, but prosecutors waived the hearing, agreeing instead to $10,000 cash bail with conditions, including a stay-away order, that he abstain from alcohol, submit to random screens, and abide by the victim's restraining order.