Husband Charged in Attack on City Councilwoman

Apr 30, 2012

Rochester Police have charged the husband of Rochester city councilwoman Loretta Scott with assault for attacking her at their home on Friday.

Police say Scott suffered minor cuts from a knife to her hands and shoulder. According to court documents, Scott says her husband, Tim Scott, pinned her to the floor while holding a butcher knife over her and threatening to kill her.

Loretta Scott also says her husband tried choking her with his hands. And then put a garden hose with running water in her mouth. She received treatment for those injuries at a local clinic.

Tim Scott, 52, is charged with assault in the third, criminal obstruction of breathing and menacing in the second. He was arraigned over the weekend and was released on bail.