Charges: Man Assaulted Girlfriend, Held Her Captive

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A man has been accused of beating, biting and strangling his girlfriend while holding her captive in a St. Paul apartment, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.

On Monday, the Attorney’s Office charged Samuel Jay McGown, 42, with domestic assault, domestic assault by strangulation, third-degree assault and two counts of kidnapping — all felonies.

According to authorities, the 31-year-old victim told police that McGown repeatedly assaulted and strangled her at several locations between Nov. 5, 2011 and Nov. 7, 2011. She added that, while staying in a St. Paul apartment with him on Nov. 8, 2011, McGown accused her of cheating on him, then repeatedly assaulted and strangled her until she passed out.

McGown allegedly assaulted her again while they were leaving the apartment. The victim said he tried to drag her into a wooded area, but fled when a passerby threatened to call police.

“The repeated nature and level of violence that occurred in this case is shocking and reprehensible. Our office will prosecute this case accordingly,” said county attorney John Choi.

For his alleged crimes, McGown could be sentenced to more than 20 years in prison.

  • AAAAAAAAhhhhh

    More quality white folk …. loaded with all the Guys in White today making headlines. Must be the losses by the Purple Trash that gets them all excited.
    ain’t diversity grand. ;-)

    • man on fire

      Youre no better than the posters you mock. Loser.

  • Kevin

    Indeed diverstiy is grand…..

    • think so

      diveeeerrrrsity makes the heart grow goofier, the brain goes boom boom and the veiner goes limp

  • the 4 above are trash too

    the four of you above are trash also, and not real smart I would guess, write something worth wasting your time for, if ya work.
    He should be sent to jail for a long time along with that Viking trash that is being paid to sit in jail for the same kind of behavior – are there no real men out there any more

  • jackactionhero

    If this guy is the crazy bad one, how crazy and dumb is the girlfriend who shacked up with him to begin with? I mean wow, way to pick em, girl…

    • j

      Thumbs up

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