Hilde Kate Lysiak makes a report on 3/27/19, covering a story of a man who allegedly attempted to strangle his fiancé. According to police, James Samuel Toot, 60, allegedly harassed and beat up said victim while drunk, after they got into a heated argument over Toot’s drinking.
“[VICTIM] advised that Toot had already left the residence to go to work. [VICTIM] advised she arrived home from work and noticed that Toot had been drinking. [VICTIM] related the pair began to argue concerning Toot’s drinking and the possession of his keys. [VICTIM] advised that the argument escalated when Toot pulled on her arms and then placed her in a head lock which restricted her breathing. [VICTIM] related that she was struggling while in the head lock to free herself to the point that she urinated herself. During the course of the struggle [VICTIM] was forced into a wooden door which caused damage to the door and injuries to her arm. I observed bloody cuts on the [VICTIM’S] left arm and hand and redness on the sides of her neck because of the head lock,” read the criminal complaint.
Drinking can be harmful in many ways. Not only does drinking damage your health, it can cause you to be impaired and incompetent. Personally, I do not care how impaired you become due to drinking, you are still responsible for your actions. Nobody should have to go through what this victim did. Drunk or not, Toot still endangered this woman’s health, and even her life. I believe that he should be persecuted to the fullest extent.
Lysiak writes that Toot was charged with Strangulation, Simple Assault, Harassment, and Criminal Mischief. A hearing will be held on 3/21, at 10:30, at 103 2nd Street in Lewisburg Pa.