(PatriotWise.com) — A trooper with the Pennsylvania State Police was arrested last Thursday and charged with multiple counts, including false imprisonment, after he violently detained his ex-girlfriend and had her involuntarily committed under the Mental Health Procedures Act, the New York Post reported.
According to a statement from the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office, Ronald Davis, 37, abused his authority when he used “substantial force” on his ex-girlfriend to take her to a mental health facility for several days.
Court documents allege that the married trooper reportedly told the victim, identified only as M.F., that while he doesn’t think she is crazy, “I’ll paint you as crazy.”
According to the affidavit, on August 21, Davis asked his fellow troopers for help in committing the crime, claiming that she had mental health issues. Following advice, Davis contacted county officials, identifying himself as a State Police trooper. He submitted purported text messages from the victim in which she allegedly threatened suicide and asked for an order to have her involuntarily committed.
With the order approved, Davis, who was off duty at the time, sought out the victim with whom he had a 4-month affair, hoping to catch up with her before uniformed officers did. He and a civilian companion found her in a state forest picnic area, where Davis picked up the victim and began carrying her to his vehicle before a struggle ensued.
In shocking video footage captured by Davis’ companion and released by the District Attorney’s office, Davis is shown sitting on top of the victim as she struggles. When the two get off the ground, Davis restrains her as she repeatedly insists that she did nothing wrong.
Uniformed officers then arrived at the scene and took her to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Schuylkill, where she remained for five days.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, the victim suffered injuries to her back, forehead, buttocks, torso, arms, knee, and lower body.
Davis is charged with felony strangulation, false imprisonment, unlawful restraint, official oppression, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person. Following an arraignment last Thursday, Davis was remanded into custody without bail.
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