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.