A Brockton man is arrested after allegedly assaulting and choking his girlfriend in a Fairhaven motel.

Fairhaven Police responded to the Huttleston Motel Friday to a report of a disturbance taking place in one of the rented rooms. Police say they arrested 38-year-old Ezell Carter of Brockton after they learned he had allegedly assaulted and choked his girlfriend.

A search of the room and Carter's person turned up a small amount of cocaine and heroin, and a .38 caliber handgun with six rounds of ammunition.

Carter is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, drug charges, and threatening to commit murder and rape. He will be arraigned in New Bedford District Court.