MASON CITY | Mason City man was arrested Sunday after strangling a known woman and threatening to kill her in October if she called police.
Jacob Daniel Johnson, 28, is accused of beating a known woman in the 600 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue around 9 a.m. Oct. 19.
According to court documents, Johnson allegedly assaulted the victim by hitting her face several times with his hand and placing his hands around her throat, causing pain and redness as he attempted to cut off her airway.
Johnson has a prior misdemeanor conviction for domestic assault of another person, police say.
When the victim was going to call 911 during the assault, the defendant told the victim not to call because he would kill her, court documents said.
Johnson ran from two plainclothes police officers in the 600 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue around 8:57 p.m. Sunday.
Johnson ran after the officers identified themselves, court documents say. The officers gave chase, and one fell down during the foot chase, resulting in a scrape on his left elbow.
Police caught Johnson in the 200 block of Seventh Avenue Northeast.
Johnson has been charged with domestic abuse assault strangulation, first-degree harassment, interference with official acts – bodily injury and fraudulent practice.
He was also wanted for a fraudulent practice charge Oct. 7 involving food services.
Johnson is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a $9,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Cerro County District Court on Nov. 16.
— Courtney Fiorini