Fergus man allegedly strangled girlfriend [UPDATED]Published 11:11am Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Updated 1:21pm Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Jeffrey Scott McSorley Jr., the man accused of choking his girlfriend on Sunday, was charged Monday with domestic assault by strangulation, a felony.
Court records state that police began looking for McSorley at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, when a call went out that he’d been involved in a domestic assault on the 200 block of North Cascade Street and had just left the scene in his car. He was soon pulled over on the 200 block of West Summit Avenue, and though he was cooperative with officer commands, he allegedly was crying and said he wanted to die.
During a police interview, McSorley allegedly stated that he had been driving home from Sunmart with his girlfriend when they began to argue. He kicked her out of the car, but when they both reached their home they began fighting again.
McSorley allegedly admitted to punching his girlfriend and restricting her airflow with both hands during the fight before regretting his actions. He then grabbed a knife and tried to cut himself before leaving the residence.
McSorley’s bail was placed at $25,000 cash or bond.