State College Man Sentenced for Attacking Woman
A judge has sentenced a State College man to 60 days to 23½ months in county jail for a domestic assault.
Centre County Common Pleas Judge Pamela Ruest sentenced 36-year-old Darryl C. Noye to Centre County Correction Facility after a jury convicted him in January. The sentence also includes two years of probation.
A jury found Noye guilty of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and false imprisonment. The jury found Noye innocent of several other charges, including aggravated assault.
According to prosecutors Noye attacked the female victim at his home in College Township on March 20, 2013.
Authorities say the woman was able to briefly escape, but Noye forced her back inside, dragged her through the house, and then pinned her down in the bedroom. He covered the woman's nose and mouth while suffocating her for more than two minutes.
During the attack, authorities say Noye told the victim that he "could do this all night" with a calm, collected look on his face. The victim says she kicked Noye in the groin to stop the attack and that she feared for her life.
The victim waited until Noye left for work the following day and then contacted the State College Police Department.
"Domestic Violence impacts the entire community. Holding offenders accountable along with imposition of Court Ordered treatment is an important step in the trying to improve victim safety and reduce partner violence in Centre County," District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said in a prepared statement.