A New Orleans musician was being held on $300,000 bond Sunday after being charged with hitting his girlfriend with a guitar and choking her.

An Orleans Parish judge raised the bond for 37-year-old Dylan Francis Brooks on Friday from $210,000.

Brooks listed his occupation in a police report as "musician," but he's also worked at a salon.

Investigators said Brooks caused a 5-inch cut on his girlfriend's head when he hit her with the guitar during an argument Wednesday.

Court records said he also choked her, allegedly saying: "I'll have to kill you because you'll send me to jail."

It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

He's charged with attempted second-degree murder, false imprisonment and tampering with evidence.