Husband Accused of Choking Wife During Argument

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JACKSON TOWNSHIP — A man is facing strangulation and assault charges after an argument with his wife in Snyder County.

State police say Scott Davis, 59, of Winfield tried choking his wife last week at a home nearby.

He then left the home, but troopers arrested him a few hours later.


  • Hippynurse

    Got Flowers Today

    I got flowers today. It wasn’t my birthday or any other special day. We had our first argument last night. He said a lot of cruel things that really hurt me. I know he was sorry and didn’t mean the things he said. Because I got flowers today.

    I got flowers today. It wasn’t our anniversary or any other special day. Last night, he threw me into a wall and started to choke me. It seemed like a nightmare. I couldn’t believe it was real. I woke up this morning sore and bruised all over. I know he must be sorry Because he sent me flowers today.

    I got flowers today. It wasn’t Mother’s Day or any other special day. Last night, he beat me up again. And it was much worse than all other times. If I leave him, what will I do? How will I take care of my kids? What about money? I’ m afraid of him and scared to leave. But I know he must be sorry Because he sent me flowers today.

    I got flowers today. Today was a very special day. It was the day of my funeral. Last night he finally killed me. He beat me to death.

    If only I had gathered enough courage and strength to leave him, I would not have gotten flowers today.

    This poem is dedicated to all the victims and survivors of Domestic Violence.

    You ask, why didn’t she leave?

    I ask, why did he hit?

    • El Ma

      I’m familiar with this, and the most interesting thing about “getting flowers” after an episode is that the abuser APPEARS to be so, so contrite. I know of 2 people that ever actually took control of their rage and abuse by engaging in counseling therapy – it is a very, very complex pattern of behavior that has genetic and environmental factors involved. Bottom line is, once an abuser, always an abuser.

      In the one situation, I never received flowers. ;-)

    • Hippynurse

      Have someone angry strangle you and I want to see how much you have humor then. Look in the mirror…Do you have bruised hand prints around your neck and in a neck brace????? Now tell me how funny that is. In other words…..F*** Y**!!!

    • Hippynurse

      F*** Y**! There is NOTHING FUNNY about domestic violence. And since you find this so funny….I won’t be there to place a rose on your casket!!!

  • Are you for real?

    Maybe she told him that size matters or she was choking and he screwed up the Heimlich maneuver

  • get it right

    Why does the storie’s header picture show a fist? This is fake news. He didn’t strike her with a closed fist, he only strangled her. There’s a huge difference.

  • El Ma

    As a survivor of domestic violence and abuse, I want to rail against this guy, but I also want to make a really, really inappropriate comment, and I’m not going to entertain either impulse.

    Call the troopers where I live about any violations and……….well…………the answers that I’ve always gotten were (quote), “Waddaya want us to do about it?” No exaggeration.

    • no ma'am

      What did you do to make your boyfriend/husband so mad? Did you cheat on him? You must of done something. A guy isn’t gonna beat on a woman for no reason.

      • JD

        No mam: you are horribly wrong! Sometimes, when a woman feels like she’s taken enough shit, she’ll actually speak up. It’s those times, when the boyfriend/husband feels like he just got neutered, he loses control, and someone gets hurt. They can’t control their own life so they try to control their woman’s life. Next time, kick him in the balls, and leave his sorry ass!

      • Hippynurse

        Have someone angry strangle you and I want to see how much you have humor then. Look in the mirror…Do you have bruised hand prints around your neck and in a neck brace????? Now tell me how funny that is. In other words…..F*** Y**!!!

      • El Ma

        A Little Sketchy, I was approached 8 months after I made my complaint by Internal Affairs. Apparently, this trooper (18 months from retirement) had committed a number of policy infractions. Two guys in suits walked through the door of my shop, and I have no idea what happened to the trooper after that, but it was the same day that I learned that the former abuser (whom I DID leave) had died of a heart attack in another state.

        I’ve maintained my sense of humor because I don’t live in the Congo. (blink) LMAO!!!!!!!

    • JD

      El ma: I’m sorry to hear you went through that, but I’m glad you’re a survivor. Amazingly, from your posts on other things, you still have your sense of humor, God bless ya! As for law enforcement, it’s like that all over. Too many times, as I’m sure you know, the woman goes back. It’s not easy to just walk away. So, I guess the police just feel like it’s a waste of time. Anyone who makes excuses for violence? They’re just dog crap on the sidewalk.

      • El Ma

        JD, I lost everything that I had, including my job (as per workplace harassment), etc. It was an opportunity to learn about myself, my strengths, my vulnerabilities, and the world, in general. When one is faced with surviving each day with enough to feed one’s abandoned kids, all else kinda seems pretty trivial. ;-)

    • El Ma

      I would love to hear what the individual(s) that are casting all of the down-votes have to say about their reasoning. Seriously. Though I can look back, make jokes, and sort of take the edge off of my experiences, there is absolutely nothing funny about having a loaded 9mm barrel shoved in your eye and told that nobody will believe you if you make a complaint – because the abuser wears the mask of being an upstanding, pleasant, and witty individual.

      There is really nothing funny to have someone threaten to shoot your children, then you, and themselves. There is nothing hilarious about being made to feel as if not being murdered is a privilege. I didn’t come from the stereotypical environment, and I will say that my 30 years of experience in getting myself sorted out, and advocating for victims (female AND male) has taught me one thing: people are still stupid, and the ones that make their glib and quippy comments about serious issues suffer from their own dark and dreadful issues.

      I have witnessed victims being belittled and dismissed by law enforcement AND social services representatives. One man – yes, man – was ridiculed by an officer with, “Whassamatta, dude? Can’t you control the little woman?”

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