Sheriff: Man pours dish soap in child's mouth, strangles wife
QUEENSBURY, NY - The Warren County Sheriff's Office arrested a man on Friday for allegedly pouring dish soap in his child's mouth and choking his wife.
Sheriff's received a 911 call regarding a domestic abuse complaint at the Regency Park Apartments. Upon arrival the male suspect fled the scene. He was later stopped on Quaker Road and taken into custody.
Jason Hopper, 24, of Queensbury, was arrested for Strangulation in the 2nd degree, a Felony, Unlawful Imprisonment, a Misdemeanor, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Misdemeanor.
Hopper is accused of pouring liquid dish soap into the mouth of his 4-year-old child as a punishment for crying. He also allegedly choked his wife until she lost consciousness when she tried to intervene. Once she regained consciousness, Hopper refused to let her be with the child and wouldn't let either of them leave his presence.
Hopper was previously arrested in 2010 after a domestic violence incident with his wife. Police say at that time he violated a protection order.
This time DA Kate Hogan asked for both the protection order and a $50,000 bail to be set. However the judge opted just for the order of protection and he was released on his own recognizance to appear at a later date.
If Hopper is convicted on the Strangulation charge alone, he could face up to seven years in jail.
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