A Morgan County man accused of striking a woman with a broken toilet seat during a domestic argument has been indicted on several criminal charges by a Morgan County Grand Jury.
According to court documents, Danny Louie Cronic, Jr., 41, of Madison, was indicted on two counts aggravated assault, family violence, one count battery, family violence and one count possession of marijuana, less than an ounce.
Warrants allege that between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 2, Cronic attacked a woman at the couple’s Lower Apalachee Road residence. An incident report from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office at the time of the arrest stated that the woman told deputies Cronic’s phone rang and she picked the phone up and observed a photo of a woman on Snap Chat. The woman said she confronted Cronic and he allegedly became angry and began to throw items throughout the household. The woman told sheriff’s office deputies that Cronic then broke a toilet seat in the bathroom and battered her with the toilet seat.
Warrants also stated the woman alleged Cronic placed his hand over her mouth with enough force to cause her to lose consciousness and cause a seizure. Incident reports allege that the woman told deputies Cronic had choked her or tried to suffocate her multiple times in the past. A deputy noted in the incident report that when he entered the couple’s residence, he noticed both containers of suspected marijuana and a laptop computer with a knife stabbed through the display screen.
Incident reports also state that in a bedroom there was a broken flat screen television, a hole in a wall and a missing closet door. Reports state that after the attack the woman sought and received medical attention at Morgan Medical Center where she was treated, in part, for an inch-and-a-half laceration to her temple allegedly caused by the toilet seat.
Cronic was arrested on the day of the incident after walking towards the residence from a wooded area with his hands in the air. Court records show that he was released from the Morgan County Detention Center on a $17,500 bond on April 4, 2021.