Huron police: Man abused woman for days

A Mansfield man accused of holding a Huron woman against her will for days was charged with multiple felonies. James Douglas Fisher Jr., 31, was charged with one count each of domestic violence, aggravated menacing, unlawful restraint and two counts each of theft and felonious assault.
Heather Chapin-Fowler
Sep 29, 2010

 

A Mansfield man accused of holding a Huron woman against her will for days was charged with multiple felonies. 

James Douglas Fisher Jr., 31, was charged with one count each of domestic violence, aggravated menacing, unlawful restraint and two counts each of theft and felonious assault. 

Police charged Fisher on Sept. 24 for brutalizing  Danielle Abrams. He left  town after the incident but was later arrested in Richland County.

“It’s a pretty serious case,” Huron police Chief John Majoy said. “He will not be released at all.”

Fisher and Abrams, a former girlfriend he’d previously hospitalized, moved in together at her Center Street home last month.

On Sept. 22 Abrams, 25, returned home after work and Fisher started an argument with her, accusing her of seeing another man.

Fisher took Abrams’ cell phone and threw it at her head, just missing her, the report said.

 Abrams tried to walk away, but Fisher threw her into a bathroom door, breaking the door. He then threatened to kill her and threw her on the bathroom floor, beating her repeatedly with a closed fist, the report said. 

Later that evening Fisher nailed a hook into a post, tying an extension cord to the hook.

He initially told Abrams he was going to hang himself, but changed his mind and said he was going to hang her, the report said. 

The altercation simmered for the night as the two fell asleep in separate areas of the home.

The following day, Fisher took Abrams cell phone and forced her to go to work after holding her “prisoner in her own home,” the report said. 

“She advised she didn’t call or contact police at work because she feared for her life,” the report said.

When Abrams returned home, Fisher was waiting with a hammer, butcher knife and screwdriver. He told Abrams he was anticipating a visit from police given the prior night’s events.

“He continued to threaten her and even held what was later identified as a smaller knife near her throat as he had his arm wrapped around her head,” the report said. “A threat was made at that time that she would be dead before the cops could get to her.”

The altercation settled down as the two slept for the night.

Then on Sept. 24, Fisher woke Abrams by pulling her out of bed by her hair, demanding she drive him to his father’s house, the report said. As he pulled her along, three chunks of hair came out of her head, which police later retrieved from a garbage can.  

Fisher then got mad because Abrams wasn’t ready to leave as fast as he preferred. He grabbed her and threw her on a chair in the living room and began to choke her until she blacked out, the report said. 

“When Ms. Abrams came around, it was to Mr. Fisher giving her ‘mouth-to-mouth resuscitation,’” the report said.

After Abrams gained consciousness, Fisher continued to brutalize her, kicking her and telling her not to be “a baby,” the report said.

Abrams’ neighbor then arrived home and heard Abrams call out for help, though Fisher put his hand over her mouth. As the two walked out of the home, the neighbor asked Abrams if she’d like her to call police, the report said. 

Abrams told the neighbor she was afraid to contact anyone. Fisher, meanwhile, screamed obscenities from the car, the report said. 

Fisher told Abrams that if police approached them on their way to Mansfield, he would hold a knife to her throat and force her to keep driving, the report said.

“It was a definite violent situation,” Majoy said. “This was a victim who was afraid for her life.”

Fisher and Abrams made to it to Mansfield, where Richland County officials later arrested him on an outstanding warrant. He was turned over Tuesday to Huron police. His theft charges resulted from stealing Abrams’ prescription medications.

This isn’t Fisher’s first stint in jail. His criminal record dates to 2001, when he was charged with domestic violence. Three years later he was again charged with domestic violence, and then in 2008 he went to prison for a drug-trafficking conviction, according to Huron police.

He remains in jail and is scheduled to appear in Huron Municipal Court on Friday.

Comments

chuz

this guy should stay in jail for a very long time.  their is a lot of men out there just like him . And these women just seem to go from one to the next one. I know i have a son in law that is like that and he is also still on the streets

ragtop66

What a b*****d!!!!  Probably made him feel like a REAL MAN!

Salvatore

Fisher and Abrams, a former girlfriend he’d previously hospitalized, moved in together at her Center Street home last month.  WHAT is wrong with women in general? This thug previously put Abrams into the hospital and she allows him to move back in? Are women in general so hard up for a man that they will take in a former abuser who put them into the hospital?

This isn’t Fisher’s first stint in jail. His criminal record dates to 2001, when he was charged with domestic violence. Three years later he was again charged with domestic violence, and then in 2008 he went to prison for a drug-trafficking conviction, according to Huron police. Why were the judges so lenient with this thug? Throw him into prison for about 40 years. He is a menace to society.

Katelih-Trailer...

 To Salvatore,,,,,, I understand you asking," What is wrong with women in general?" Do you understand me asking," What is wrong with men in general?"   Yes, she could leave her abuser AND he could leave the   abused.  He is more of a coward for NOT leaving the person who pisses him off so much. She is a coward as well. The difference is , I am sure she would be the first to admit it.  He would admit to being a tough guy. I personally think MEN have become the weaker gender over the years. 

Truth or Dare

It's referred to as "Battered Woman's Syndrome".  Chances are, it' isn't the first violent relationship this woman was in, or witnessed   It happens to men as well.  Hoping she never allows this man around her again, and if no one has told her,  no one deserves to be treated in this manner!

FST

  This punk IS NOT A MAN !!!!  Don`t give that much to him. A REAL man does not hit a woman,or anybody else for that matter. These guys don`t realize that they lose ALL respect from their children and other family members. There is NO GOOD REASON for a man to hit a woman. Even if she is cheating. He should just leave her!!!!   If any of you guys know a punk who hits his wife or kids,it is your duty as a man to tell them it is wrong and then stay away from them until they change their ways. Hitting a woman is NOT COOL!!!!

Unassumer

Domestic violence laws really need some changes if guys like this are still out terrorizing women.  I realize that some women are attracted to these types of men, which might indicate that their fathers were of a similar nature, therefore there are too many guys with this mindset that think it's okay to brutalize and beat a woman.  I feel that even verbal abuse is wrong and is enough to terminate a relationship but some women are stuck and can't leave.  Often children are involved and what they see is what they learn and eventually become.  It's really very sad.  This issue needs more attention from politicians.

44870-ish

@ Sal......

Good Lord! Yes ALL women in general are "so hard up" that they are willing to suffer for days.....

You are stupid and arrogant and have no clue about battered spouses.....

I'll pray you come to some understanding.

However, you're dead on about him being a menace....

I'm so sick of plea deals in this liberal town!!!!!

@Unassumer.... yeah, let's get the polititians "involved"... that always makes thing run efficiently...

 

Salvatore

44870-ish says I am stupid and arrogant and have no clue about battered spouses? Why the personal attack on me and not my comments? Who is stupid here? Spouse? Were this couple married? I can understand why married women remain in bad marriages with children involved, no place to go or no financial help? Spouse? Learn some 4th grade reading comprehension 44870-ish.

Norma J-C

@sal,  you are correct about 448...being verbally abusive to you in calling names. 44870ish should go look in a mirror and the Register should publish a picture of the abuser so other women can at least be warned.

tm53chev

in order to fully understand a woman who has been beaten, abused and has no feeling of self worth you need to know the phycology of a battered woman.

 

the beater is an animal, battering and belittling the woman until she questions her own self worth. he then has full control over her, she will do nalmost anything to please him to keep from being beaten again. 

 

this can go on for years, if the woman has enough self asteme she will put the animal in jail at the very first  sign of abuse and end his reign of terror over her.  If she does not he will rule her life until she runs or he killes her.

 

I know from experience how damaging the abuse can be to a woman.  My current wife of 25yrs had an abusive husband before me.  I met her during one of the times she had him put in jail.  I am not or have ever been an abuser but was an abused husband which you don't hear much about.  My x-wife was 120lb 5ft tall, she hit, kicked, belittled and threatened to kill me.  I'm 5'10" tall, 200lb man who does not hit or fight with a woman.  I had enough and devorced my abuser.

 

Like I said before I met my current wife while her husband was in jail for beating her.  When he got out of jail 6mo after I met my current wife he stood on the porch demanding she come outside and threatning to kill me on sight.  I walked out onto the porch, her x-husband puked all the way down the steps.  I made no threats, none were necessary.  I told him to stay away from my girlfriend, he lost all his rights to her when he beat her. He has never been around since.

 

We had to go for professional help earily on in our marrage, she could not believe I would never hit or abuse her.  We have been together now 25yrs.

 

 

Katelih-Trailer...

 tm53chev,,,,, I am glad you and your current wife found one another. I have to ask, did the 2 ex's find happiness as well? I surely doubt it.  I am kinda surprised that husbands went to jail for beating their wives 25 years ago. You know , with the whole cherish, honor and OBEY thing. 

BRIARS BYWATER

A total piece of sh*t!  Any man that would beat a woman, deserves the same 10 times worse!  I hate these types of stories.