Police: Man punches wife, throws brick through window

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 28, 2011 7:20 AM

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Police arrested a local man last week after he allegedly assaulted his wife and threw a brick through the front window of a home.

Israel Cox, 35, address unknown, was charged Feb. 21 with domestic-abuse assault, assault with a deadly weapon, public intoxication, and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

A man reported Cox allegedly began to physically fight with his wife and held her down on the couch of the man’s residence, according to a police report.

After Cox was asked to leave the house, he allegedly punched his wife above the left eye and cut the complainant’s thumb with a steak knife.

The report said Cox also broke a potted plant on the porch of the house, shouted profanity at the man, and threw a brick through the front window.

The resident told officers Cox was “drunk and high,” and officers later found him down the street, where he appeared intoxicated and had trouble standing.

Cox has two prior public-intoxication charges.

Second-offense domestic abuse assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief are serious misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $1,875. Assault with a deadly weapon is an aggressive misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison and a maximum fine of $6,250.

— by Hayley Bruce

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