A Stillwater man was charged with domestic assault and battery by attempted strangulation Monday after an altercation that happened on March 2.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Jacob Timothy White walked into a female acquaintance’s residence on March 2, where he was never an occupant, resident or invited guest.

He was in the house for an unknown amount of time before being asked to leave. White complied with the request and left the residence.

After several minutes White returned to the residence and again entered without permission, causing an argument between White and his acquaintance that became physical, according to the report.

White ended up on top of the woman and had his hands around her neck, restricting air flow. The acquaintance begged White to let go of her and he did. White asked the woman to let it go without calling the police.

According to the report, the woman then went into the bathroom and closed the door. White began to pound on the door, asking what she was doing in there. The woman said she was too afraid to call the police at that time. A short time later, the woman left the bathroom and realized White had a pistol tucked into his waistband.

She asked White about the pistol and he revealed it, waving it around while talking about his life insurance policy. White then put the barrel of the gun in his mouth and demanded the woman to look at him. She refused and he eventually put the gun back in his waistband and revealed a set of handcuffs he brought with him.

The woman went into her bedroom and White pushed her onto her back on the floor. He held her down and put his hands on her neck, strangling her, according to the report. The woman was unable to breathe and about to lose consciousness when White relented and removed his hands from her neck. White then went into the kitchen and grabbed two knives and used them to stab the cushions of the couch in the living room repeatedly. White then left the residence.

White was charged with domestic assault and battery by attempted strangulation on July 1.

His first court appearance was Wednesday, where he entered a plea of not guilty and bond was set at $2,000 and posted as long as he has no contact with the alleged victim. White’s next court appearance is set for Aug. 5.

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