A Coralville man was charged with allegedly causing injury to his girlfriend after an argument

BY DI STAFF | MAY 08, 2012 6:30 AM

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A Coralville man has been charged with allegedly causing injury to his girlfriend during an argument.

Donald Adams, 38, was charged May 6 with third or subsequent offense domestic-abuse assault and obstruction of emergency communications.

According to a North Liberty police complaint, Adams had an argument with his live-in girlfriend that quickly escalated. The woman tried to keep Adams away from her, but Adams allegedly grabbed her wrist, twisted it, and began throwing her against the kitchen countertop.

The victim tried calling 911 but Adams allegedly took her phone away and refused to let her call for help. According to the complaint, she received a cut on her left thumb, which was bleeding from the assault. She also allegedly had pain to her wrist, hip, and back.

Adams has had two prior domestic-abuse assault convictions from Aug. 22, 2007, and July 21, 2009, according to the complaint.

Third or subsequent offense domestic-abuse assault is a Class-D felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a maximum fine of $7,500.

Obstruction of emergency communications is a serious misdemeanor.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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