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Mason City man facing felony domestic abuse charge for strangulation

Police say the victim attempted to get off the ground to get a cellphone before the man punched her in the throat.

Posted: Jan. 31, 2018 8:52 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A Mason City man is facing a felony domestic abuse charge after police say he strangled a woman.
Ryan Driscoll, 34, is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail without bond.
Police say Driscoll strangled a woman in their kitchen in the 700 block of S. Jackson Ave. and impeded the woman’s breathing. The incident happened Tuesday at 1 a.m.
Police say the victim attempted to get off the ground to get a cellphone before Driscoll punched her in the throat.
Mason City police say the woman did have a bruise on her throat, and Driscoll had injuries to his right hand and left eye that are consistent with the victim defending herself.

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