COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- The Brazos County District Attorney's Office is hoping the sentencing of a man who pled guilty to punching his wife in the face will send a strong message to others about domestic violence.
Nickolai Davis, 41 pled guilty and received 25 years in prison for punching his wife in the face.
On July 17, 2016, College Station Police responded to the his apartment complex after a neighbor called the police to report that he had struck a female.
Police arrived at the neighbor’s house to find the victim with a cut to her head and pain in her jaw.
Witnesses, including two neighbors and the victim, reported that Davis and the victim had gotten into a physical altercation in the parking lot outside their apartment.
The victim attempted to leave the situation by going to a neighbor’s
house. Davis followed the victim a few minutes later and demanded that the victim return home.
When she refused to do so, Davis punched her in the face and strangled her. After the assault, the victim left the neighbor’s apartment and went to another apartment in the complex.
Davis again followed the victim to the new apartment. She still
refused to return with the defendant to their apartment. Davis then again punched her in the face, breaking her jaw and knocking her unconscious.
Davis had previously been convicted twice of family violence in Nacogdoches County. This case was prosecuted by Jessica Escue.
“Domestic Violence remains one of the most significant issues
in Brazos County. This prison sentence can’t undo the permanent
damage this defendant did, but it will protect the victim from future violence. Hopefully it will also be a warning to others who would consider harming their loved ones," said Jessica Escue, Assistant District Attorney