A Davenport man who police say tried to strangle his girlfriend on her birthday is being charged with felony domestic assault.

Craig J. Snider, 22, of 604 1/2 W. 17th St., made his first appearance Tuesday in Scott County District Court, Davenport.

He’s charged with domestic assault with strangulation causing bodily injury, a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Police said Snider and the victim lived together for three months. After celebrating the victim’s birthday Monday, she and Snider got into an argument, and Snider grabbed her and threw her to the ground, his arrest affidavit states.

Snider then grabbed the victim by the neck and attempted to strangle her and at some point struck her in the head, the affidavit states.

The victim was treated at Genesis Medical Center, West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, for bruises and cuts on her head, neck, back, arms and right knee, the affidavit states.

Police first responded to the hospital at 11:35 p.m. Monday and then tried to make contact with Snider at his home, the affidavit states.

Snider, who wouldn’t come to the door, was seen exiting through a window in the back of the home, the affidavit states. When he was ordered to stay where he was, Snider instead went back into the home and again refused to answer the door, the affidavit states.

He was arrested at his home and booked into the Scott County Jail at 2:51 a.m. Tuesday.

He carried a red duffel bag as he exited the home to be taken into custody, the affidavit states. Police searched the bag and found a prescription bottle with 3.1 grams of marijuana and a plastic bag with 9.6 grams of marijuana, the affidavit states.

Snider also is charged with drug possession, a serious misdemeanor, and interference with official acts, a simple misdemeanor.

He was released from jail later on Tuesday after posting bond.

The victim requested an order of protection, court records state.

Snider has had four orders of protection filed against him since 2006. Court records state one was allowed to expire and two were dismissed. The fourth order filed May 1, 2012, remains in effect till May 9, 2013, records state.

The woman who filed the May 1, 2012, order is not the victim whom he is accused of choking on Monday, according to court records.

(23) comments

itiswatitis
itiswatitis

Hey Bonez!! Truth will come out??? I sure hope so ~ can't wait to hear the lame excuse for not answering the door for the cops, and what made you go back in the window...wow, your guilt shows already dude! You have a little girl? But beating on someone else's little girl? C'mon man - straighten your life up and really PROVE that you care about that little girl! Riddle me this: if your girlfriend is lying to the cops, why would you want her picture on your FB??? Another question comes to mind too --- were all the other girls lying about you too when they filed OPs against you? Obviously you don't learn very quick, do you?! I know almost every floor installer in the QC, you're a disgrace to all of em!!! Get some help. Stay away from girls. That includes your own daughter too cuz you're def NOT a good role model for her. Do you want your kid winding up with a guy like you???

bonez

Haha cant wait tell her statement comes out in court

bonez

If your going towrite a storey atleast put wat the police report really said ive had the same job for over 5 years and have a 3 year old kid I didn't strangle her thats wat court is for the truth will come out and saying im a drugdealer is a lie .im a flooring installer and wat is xroski .this storey is complete ly a lie doesn't even go with the police report one bit lol have fun bleaveing the media's lie . If u bleave the media u live a simple mind

CGE
CGE

and his mugshot as his pic...truly a worthless idiot.

Squirrelmayo

So, I just checked out his facebook page and he posted yesterday "I got droski anyone looking". Is this the dumbest drug dealer in the world or what?

bonez

Wat is droski

Klaatu
Klaatu

He will get his day in court, but 4 OP's are a good indication that he isn't a stable person. Anyone can be OP'ed once, all it takes is an accusation without any proof. It is used as a tool in divorce proceedings, which is troubling. But this woman went to the hospital for injuries, didn't she? We have always been told that pot makes you "mellow". So much for that.

Realitycheck1

iowa little dog - Someone who has 4 orders of protection slapped on him (even if they were dismissed) does not sound innocent to me.
I have had 0 orders of protection on me. Why? Because I don't go around choking people and beating them up. He looks like a punk and by having his mugshot has his profile pic on facebook, he is obviously no ashamed of his behavior.

bonez

The tuth will come out in court

bonez

The tuth will come out in court I am ashamed of wat happen but I want ppl to kmow cuz its already public u think I like siting in jail for false accusations

Randogg420

Thank God he is from the Midwest

Randogg420

He needs to do time for looking like a goofball end of story

iowalittledog

I am always amazed at how a person can read a story and believe every word of it? Not saying he is innocent, just what if? I know this gonna upset some, but every person has a breaking point? We don't know what really happened, Police reports are just that a brief report, we have trials to decide guilt on innocents.

NoMoreMosquitoes

He put his mugshot as his facebook profile picture. Done and done.

writingmomma

No matter what, when a relationship gets this bad, people need to stay away from each other. This is a relationship that is very dangerous. Thank God this young woman wasn't killed. He could be spending the rest of his life in prison. I hope he has learned a lesson and moves on. This isn't love, this is dysfunction.

twiggy
twiggy

"but every person has a breaking point" No, they don't. By that statement you are saying, "he just couldn't help himself". NOT true. There is no point at which it is OK to use violence in a domestic relationship. NONE. There is NEVER an excuse to harm a person you have told you love. "I just couldn't control myself" is not a reason. You can, and must control yourself. If you don't control yourself, it is a choice you make. And then you must pay the price for your choice to do violence.

bonez

If u want a photo of the police report I will make it public cuz a lot of this od a lie

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bonez

U hVent seen the police report this artical doesn't even go with wat it says there there's 4 and 2 pf them got droped

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bonez

Learn your facts before u talk

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bonez

3 of them are from 1 person lol

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bonez

If u want a photo of the police report I have it

HelloKitty1127

Sad thing is, I kinda know this guy. We were friends on facebook, but I guess he deleted me. I just checked his page though, and they are still listed as being in a relationship with each other. He has this pic as his profile picture. I never knew he was like this though. What a waste.

TruthOnlyBeTold
TruthOnlyBeTold

Sign this guy up for the Dating Game!!!

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