Police: Man Choked, Threatened to Tase Girlfriend
Police said several witnesses saw the incident.
A man choked his girlfriend and threatened to shoot her with a Taser he was holding Nov. 29 in the 2200 block of Pecan Drive.
Nicholas Ray Pirtle, 51, of Farmington, was charged Nov. 30 with second-degree domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon.
St. Louis County Police said several witnesses saw Pirtle choke his girlfriend and threaten to tase her.
Police said in a report that Pirtle has 20 felony convictions. He was sentenced in 1993 to 20 years in prison for four counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of stealing, three counts of resisting arrest, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and possession of burglar tools.
If you have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic or sexual violence, find resources through the St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network (SLEVAWN) or call the Safe Connections 24-hour crisis hotline at 314-531-2003.
For more crime information on Mehlville-Oakville Patch, see the following articles:
- South County Man Charged With Domestic Assault
- Lemay Man Charged for Choking His Father
- Man Charged with Assaulting, Imprisoning Girlfriend in Mehlville