Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Son Faces Charges for Allegedly Choking Mother

Danny Ray Whisnant Jr.

A 30-year-old Sallisaw man was charged with domestic assault and battery by strangulation Nov. 3 in Sequoyah County District Court, after he allegedly attacked his mother.

Danny Ray Whisnant Jr. was arrested at about 8:45 p.m. Oct. 1 in Sallisaw by a sheriff’s deputy who had been called to the home in reference to a domestic disturbance.

The deputy reported the victim said her son held her down on the floor and choked her until she nearly passed out. The victim told the deputy she was able to get away, but then Whisnant began choking her again. When the victim broke away again and tried to run outside, Whisnant would not allow her to leave.

The deputy reported when someone drove up to the residence, the victim fled and another person was able to call for help.

When the deputy interrogated Whisnant, he allegedly confessed that he had choked and threatened to kill his mother because she had “touched his children.”

Whisnant was booked into the county jail.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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