LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)—A Louisville man is behind bars after an argument that became violent.
Donnie Nally, 72, was arguing with the victim, when he allegedly struck her in the head with a stack of books, knocking her down to a couch.
Police said that he then pulled her to the floor by her legs and began to choke her with both hands.
The victim told police that she felt like she was going to die, that it was hard to breathe and her vision went dark.
Police said that Nally then grabbed a cord and wrapped it around the victim’s neck, continuing to choke her. The victim then began to scratch at Nally’s face, causing him to let go of the cord.
According to the police report, Nally then punched the victim in her chest then stood up and kicked her in the legs.
Police said the victim then was able to stand up and the argument continued, when the suspect struck the victim again on the side and top of her head with a closed fist. The victim was thrown to the floor where she hit her head and was rendered unconscious.
The victim was transported to Baptist East for treatment. Police said she had a black left eye, scratches and redness to her chest and right arm, a possible ligature mark and scratches on her neck, bruises on her legs and complaints of paint to the head and neck making it hard to swallow.
Nally is charged with assault in the second degree, assault in the fourth degree and wanton endangerment in the first degree. Nally had a $5,000 cash bond and is his next court appearance is Saturday, 1/11/14 for arraignment.