MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - In FOX10 News Fugitive Files, it’s the case of an ex-husband, who, police say choked his wife until she nearly passed out, then dumped gasoline on her from a soda can.

This is 48 year old James Hoops. According to M-P-D, he and his ex-wife went to a bar, together, this past August, but something went so badly wrong, Hoops started choking her in the bar’s parking lot. The woman managed to get to her car, drive to her West Mobile home, and go to sleep.

But that’s when her real-life nightmare, got worse.

Investigators say she awoke to find Hoops standing over her, before he started assaulting, then choking her, again. She ran from the house. Hoops followed her to the yard, then dumped a soda can filled with gasoline on her. According to M-P-D, Hoops had no matches. He then fled the scene, when a family member of the woman, interceded. Hoops hasn’t been seen since.

Here’s his description: he’s 48 years old, stands five feet, eleven inches tall, and has no distinguishing marks, or tattoos. Hoops has along criminal history.

If you know where he is, call the “FOX10 Fugitve Files/Crimestoppers Hotline” at 251-208-7211.

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