The following information was supplied by the Monroe Police Department. No arrested person is guilty until so judged in a court of law.
Police arrested an Old Zoar Road man on Nov. 5 after his wife told them he threw her to the floor and punched her in the head during an argument, then covered her nose and mouth with one hand, while pressing the fingers of his other hand on the left side of her throat — cutting off her breathing, according to the report.
Police said the husband, Clint Joseph, 29, pointed a handgun at his wife, before leaving the house and driving away from the scene. The 30-year-old victim complained of a leg injury, had lacerations on her face and marks on her neck, according to police, who said a baby was present during the altercation that took place at around 10:56 a.m.
At 5:15 p.m., police said Joseph turned himself in at police headquarters and was charged with risk of injury to a minor, second-degree assault with a firearm, first-degree threatening and strangulation. He was held on $75,000 bond for a Nov. 6 court date.