A Westminster man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly attempted to strangle a woman.
David Clayton Hanson, 25, of the 110 block of E. Main St., was charged with one count each of first-degree assault and second-degree assault. He was held without bail, which remained the same after a bail review Wednesday, according to electronic court records.
Hanson called Westminster police to his residence at about 11:05 p.m. Monday, reporting that a woman in his residence attempted to stab him with a knife, according to a statement of probable cause.
When officers arrived, they were met by the woman who was also on the phone with a 911 dispatcher. She spoke with one of the officers, while another spoke with the man.
Hanson told an officer that the two were having an argument and that he feared the woman was using drugs again. When he had confronted the woman, he said, she held a knife to her wrist, threatened to slit it and then attempted to stab him, according to the statement.
The officer noted that Hanson was calm and did not have visible signs of injury, according to the statement.
When speaking with officers, the woman was clearly upset, according to the statement, and had redness on her neck and chest. She told officers that Hanson had picked her up by her neck earlier that night. He then continued to threaten to call the police to say she wanted to commit suicide, according to the statement.
At one point, Hanson picked up the woman by her hair, threw her to the ground and knelt on her back to prevent her from getting up, according to the statement. She was able to get up, but he grabbed her from behind and put his hand around her neck, according to the statement.
The woman told the officers that she didn't feel like she blacked out. Hanson let go of her neck and she fell to the ground, where he kicked her in the back. She got up and called 911, according to the statement.
The woman told officers that Hanson is manipulative and tries to get her incarcerated or sent to a hospital for a mental health evaluation, according to the statement.
Hanson is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 22.
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