Local man charged with allegedly punching wife

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

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An Iowa City man was arrested after allegedly getting into a physical altercation with his wife.

Ruthere Nagueza, 42, was charged Wednesday with domestic-abuse assault with intent or displaying a weapon.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, Nagueza grabbed his wife by the hair and punched her in the face.

The woman has a limited English vocabulary but was able to demonstrate to officers what Nagueza had done, the complaint said.

Domestic-abuse assault with intent or displaying a weapon is an aggravated misdemeanor.

by Amy Skarnulis

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