An O’Fallon man was charged today with first-degree assault after attempting to strangle his wife.
According to the O’Fallon Police Department, Stacey Ray Thompson, 44, of O’Fallon, assaulted his wife Wednesday morning by hitting her and then choking her to the point that she lost consciousness.
When she regained consciousness, she fled to a neighboring residence on Pinewoods Place Drive and called 911. Police received the call at 9:17 a.m.
The victim was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Thompson was charged with first degree domestic assault by the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney. Bond was set at $50,000, with no 10 percent authorized.