A 23-year-old St. Paul man faces felony domestic violence charges after he allegedly grabbed a Woodbury woman by the neck and then covered her eyes while she was driving through the Stillwater area on Friday morning.
The bizarre and seemingly frightening incident came to an end with the pregnant woman driving in circles through the parking lot of the while honking her vehicle’s horn.
Romeo Orlando Kerzel Davis fled the scene and was later arrested while trying to enter a condo at the Sunnyside Marina.
According to the police report:
Davis and the mother of his unborn child had gotten into an argument while taking the woman’s other child to school on Friday morning. After dropping her child off at school, the woman was driving to when Davis allegedly forced her to face his direction as the two argued.
As the argument escalated, Davis told her he wanted her to die, and he continually yanked her neck in his direction while she was driving. Davis then allegedly threatened to “punch her in the face and knock her out.”
The woman told police she became fearful of what was going to happen next, so she drove toward the courthouse.
While driving on Highway 36, the woman told police, Davis climbed in the back of the vehicle, placed his hands over her eyes, and told the woman “he wanted her to crash, and he wanted her to die,” because she wouldn’t name their unborn child Romeo.
In hopes of finding a police officer, the woman drove to the law enforcement center and “laid on the horn.”
That is when Washington County Dispatch was alerted to the situation, and officials saw the events unfolding out of their window.
The woman, who is six-months pregnant, was transported to for examination of the welfare of her unborn baby.
Davis was charged Monday by the with domestic assault and a violation of a no-contact order stemming from a March 21 incident in Woodbury. He was also charged with making terroristic threats, felony domestic assault and violating a no-contact order relating to the driving incident in Stillwater