By Joe Bachman
A 46-year-old man has been charged with strangulation and intimidation by force after police responded to a domestic disturbance on July 23.
Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of South Maple Ave. in Marshfield after dispatch reported hearing a man and a woman arguing on the call. Once officers arrived, they observed a man, identified as Scott Taylor, who had his arm around a woman’s throat. It was observed that the woman was gurgling and struggling to breathe.
Taylor would not cooperate with police and continue to hold onto the woman until an officer deployed an electronic device which loosened Taylor’s grip. Police would eventually put Taylor into custody.
According to reports, the woman lived with Taylor and told police that he is schizophrenic and that he had previously strangled her earlier in the day. Taylor allegedly told the woman that if she went to police he would kill her.
If convicted, Taylor faces up to 16 years imprisonment and up to $35,000 in fines. He will face a jury on Sept. 28.