Croghan man arrested, charged with assault, strangulation

A Lewis County man has been charged after the Sheriff's Office says he strangled another person.

Posted: Oct 15, 2019 8:06 AM
Updated: Oct 15, 2019 8:35 AM

CROGHAN, N.Y. -- A Lewis County man has been charged after the Sheriff's Office says he strangled another person. 

Scott Danforth, 48, of Croghan, is being charged with burglary, strangulation, assault and aggravated unlicensed operation, among other charges. 

Authorities say Danforth went into the home of his former significant other. There, he's accused of assaulting and strangling another person who was also inside the home. 

Sheriff's deputies say he also injured the person who was trying to protect the victim. 

Danforth fled by car and was later arrested. He was sent to Lewis County Jail, without bail. 

Before his arraignment, Danforth allegedly slapped a bag of evidence out of a deputy's hands. The deputy was trying to process the evidence at the time. 

In that instance, Danforth was charged with harassment. He will appear in a Lowville Court at a later date. 

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