A Camden man with a long rap sheet has been arrested for allegedly restraining a woman inside a West Deptford hotel room on Tuesday and repeatedly assaulting her.
Prosecutors said Cornell Tarte, 26, held the woman captive while punching her in the face and kicking her in the ribs. The victim required hospital treatment, according to investigators.
Tarte was taken into custody Wednesday when he arrived at the Camden County Sheriff's Office for an unrelated matter, according to a news release from the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
The arrest wasn't Tarte's first brush with the law - he pleaded guilty in Oct. 2007 to possessing heroin near a school zone with the intent to distribute and was sentenced to three years in jail, according to court records.
Tarte was paroled in April of 2008 but was again handed down a three-year jail sentence in Nov. 2009, when he pleaded guilty to absconding from parole.
That time, Tarte was paroled in December of 2010 and arrested less than three months later, in March 2011. He pleaded guilty to assaulting a law enforcement officer and was sentenced to three years in prison. Tarte was last paroled on July 9, 2013, according to the state Department of Corrections.
Tarte was most recently arrested Oct. 31, 2013 in Camden after allegedly leading officers on a foot pursuit while possessing a loaded .22-caliber revolver and 11 vials of marijuana. He was charged with a slew of weapons and drug offenses, along with two counts of resisting arrest.
The outcome of those charges had not yet been determined at the time of Tarte's arrest on Wednesday.