Adel man allegedly strangles Adel woman

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Joshua James Villa, 44, of Adel was arrested Saturday on a charge of domestic abuse assault-impeding air/blood flow.

An Adel man was arrested Saturday for allegedly strangling his wife in their home.

Joshua James Villa, 44, of 29455 Old Portland Road, Adel, was charged with domestic abuse assault-impeding air/blood flow.

The incident began about 6 p.m. in the 29400 block of Old Portland Road, where an officer of the Adel Police Department responded to a report of a domestic assault.

The victim told the officer that Villa allegedly “put his arm around her neck” in the course of a domestic dispute and “that she could not breath, and it was impeding her air flow while he was doing this to her and that she struggled to get him off,” according to court records.

The victim for the officer how Villa allegedly placed his arm around her neck, and the officer determined the placement “was in the form of a rear-naked choke hold,” according to court records.

The victim told the officer “that her throat was sore,” according to court records.

Villa is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $5,000 cash or surety bond in advance of an initial appearance in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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