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Coon charged in Great Falls with strangulation of a woman

Posted at 2:37 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 16:37:02-05

David Scott Coon has been charged in Great Falls with strangulation of a woman.

The Cascade County Sheriff's Office said in a news release on Friday that deputies were called to Benefis Health System on Thursday to talk with a woman who reportedly had been assaulted. The woman was "visibly upset," her left arm was "hanging limply," and had a black eye, bruising on her neck, and ruptured blood vessels in both eyes.

The woman said that on Wednesday evening, she reportedly referred to Coon as "lazy," which "for reasons unknown" enraged him, and he put her in a choke-hold and began yelling at her. The woman tried to tell Coon that she couldn't breathe, but was unable to talk, and she told deputies that she lost consciousness.

The woman told deputies that she awoke on the bed and hoped it had been a bad dream, but then realized she had urinated on herself and she could not feel her left arm. She also said her throat and neck hurt, and she could barely talk.

She eventually went to the hospital, and as mandatory reporters, medical staff notified law enforcement.

Coon, 40 years old, has been charged with strangulation of a partner/family member, and partner/family member assault.

NOTE: The information above is from court documents and/or publicly-available information filed in the case, and do not necessarily provide all of the information relevant to the case. Defendants are considered legally innocent until proven guilty in court.