North Liberty woman charged with domestic-abuse assault

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 02, 2013 5:00 AM

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A North Liberty woman has been accused with assaulting her partner.  

Sondra Irving, 26, was charged Nov. 28 with domestic-abuse assault with intent or displaying a weapon, domestic-assault impeding breathing or circulation with bodily injury, and child endangerment.

According to a North Liberty police complaint, the victim said she has lived with Irving for several years in an intimate relationship.

On this particular night, the woman reportedly said Irving assaulted her in a fight, which first began in the kitchen. The argument started with the victim getting struck across the face.

The fight moved into the garage, and the woman stated Irving shouted at her 5-year-old daughter to retrieve a knife. The child brought a large knife to Irving, and Irving began charging at the woman and swinging the knife at her.

Irving pinned allegedly her against a wall in the garage and pushed her thumbs into the victim’s throat. She said this caused difficulty breathing, and she thought she might lose her life.

A knife was located in the kitchen sink with the blade broken from the handle. The woman positively identified this knife.

The woman and Irving sustained injuries, but Irving denied any altercation took place.

Domestic-abuse assault with intent or displaying a weapon and child endangerment are aggravated misdemeanors. Domestic assault impeding breathing or circulation with bodily injury is a Class-D felony.

— by Megan Sanchez

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