Idanha man arrested for alleged domestic assault

Christopher Walker

Christopher Walker, 52, is accused of forcing his former girlfriend into a room at her residence and strangling her.

Posted: May 25, 2021 3:10 PM

IDANHA, Ore. – An Idanha man has been arrested on charges related to an alleged domestic assault on Sunday.

Christopher Walker, 52, is accused of forcing his former girlfriend into a room at her home and strangling her. He let go of her when she tried to call 911, authorities said.

The incident was witnessed by another adult at the residence, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office said.

When deputies arrived at the residence on Cedar Avenue in Idanha, they said Walker resisted arrest. He was eventually taken into custody and placed in the backseat of a police vehicle, where he began slamming his head into the metal partition between the front and rear passenger seats, authorities said.

Deputies took steps to prevent him from further injuring himself and medics were called. Walker was taken to Salem Hospital for treatment before being lodged in the Linn County Jail.

Charges of strangulation constituting domestic violence, attempted second-degree assault constituting domestic violence and resisting arrest were filed against him in Linn County Circuit Court.

Walker is scheduled to be back in court on June 1.

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