An Eau Claire man is accused of entering his ex-girlfriend’s residence in the middle of the night and raping and choking her at knifepoint.
Alphonso Washington-Davis, 26, 5737 Renee Drive, was charged Tuesday in Eau Claire County Court with felony counts of first-degree sexual assault by use of a dangerous weapon, intimidation of a victim, strangulation and suffocation and burglary, and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.
A $2,000 cash bail was set for Washington-Davis, who returns to court Dec. 18. As conditions of bail, he cannot have contact with the woman or her residence.
According to the criminal complaint:
A woman called Eau Claire police at 5:24 a.m. Sunday to report that Washington-Davis, who is her ex-boyfriend, entered her residence during the night.
The woman said she woke up to Washington-Davis choking her with a knife to her throat. He sexually assaulted her, threatened to kill her and took away her cellphone.
The woman said Washington-Davis eventually left the residence in his car.
The woman said the incident began when she and her boyfriend were at her residence Saturday night.
Washington-Davis came into the residence at 11 p.m. and yelled at her while holding a large stick.
The woman said Washington-Davis took her car and house keys and left the residence.
The woman said she went to bed after her boyfriend left at 11:45 p.m. and woke up with a knife held to her throat and being choked. She was struggling to breathe, and he used his hand to cover her mouth so she couldn’t scream.
Washington-Davis told the woman he was going to kill her before she could call the police.
The woman said Washington-Davis forcibly removed her pants and sexually assaulted her.
For the next several hours, the woman said Washington-Davis talked about how he would punish her.
He made comments about saying he would go to prison for four to five years for beating her up or he might just kill her and serve 25 years.
The woman said she feared for her life. At some point, she said, Washington-Davis got tired and left the residence.
He gave back her keys and cellphone before leaving.
When contacted by police, Washington-Davis admitted to being with the woman in the early morning hours on Sunday but said they had consensual sex.
Washington-Davis is being prosecuted as a repeat offender. He was convicted of a felony count of strangulation in March 2017 in Eau Claire County.
If convicted of the felony charges, Washington-Davis could be sentenced to up to 55 years in prison.