Summit County prosecutors say they've charged 51-year-old Patrick Henry with assault, damaging or interrupting a communication device, and criminal mischief. He's set to be arraigned March 18.
Authorities allege that Henry was hosting Ariane Bellamar at his home Jan. 23 when he assaulted her and threw her phone to the ground when she tried to call for help. Police say the phone's screen was cracked in the encounter.
Henry is the CEO of the San Diego tech company Entropic Communications Inc. He issued a statement published by the Los Angeles Times saying Bellamar was drunk at the time and the assault accusations are false.