Adel man arrested after allegedly punching woman in face at mall

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Daniel William Harley Wolfe, 27, of 2121 Greene St., #B14, Adel, was arrested on a charge of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness about 1:45 p.m. Saturday after allegedly punching a woman in the face multiple times.


The alleged assault took place about 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the Century Theaters at 101 Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines.

An Adel man was arrested Saturday afternoon at a mall in West Des Moines after allegedy punching a woman repeatedly in the face.

Daniel William Harley Wolfe, 27, of 2121 Greene St., #B14, Adel, was arrested on a charge of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness about 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the Century Theaters at 101 Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines.

According to court records, Wolfe “did punch the victim multiple times in the nose, making the victim’s nose bleed.”

Records indicate theĀ “victim believed she had a broken nose and had her father take her to the hospital” after she “was seen by medics on scene.”

Wolfe’s mother and a “witness from the theater” corroborated the alleged assault, the records showed.

Wolfe is held at the Dallas County Jail on a $2,000 cash-only bond. He is scheduled to appear Monday morning in Dallas County District Court.

Wolfe was convicted in September 2018 of assault causing bodliy injury or mental illness after assaulting his father and “punching him in the head multiple times,” according to court records. Wolfe told a Waukee Police Department officer the assault occurred when “he was playing a computer game and became frustrated.”

While awaiting trail for assaulting his father, Wolfe assaulted a fellow inmate in the Dallas County Jail by “punching him in the face,” according to court records. He was convicted of the second assault causing bodily injury or mental illness in September 2018. Wolfe told corrections officers he assaulted the inmate because Wolfe was “not getting his medication for anger issues,” and “without his medication he could not handle it.”

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

3 COMMENTS

  1. Oh, please. One time being out of control is understandable. It cannot necessarily be overlooked but provided there’s no demonstrable pattern of violence, a second chance might be in order. Not multiple chances. This guy has hurt three people. Perhaps the judge needs to get his serious attention this time. I don’t believe the justice system should be vindictive. On the other hand, enough is enough. Without a doubt, this person is a danger to society. If he remains out of control, he should be controlled by the system.

  2. It’s called Intermittent Explosive Disorder, and what this article fails to mention is that I am mentally unstable but am working on it the best I can. Maybe I am a danger to society, but at least I don’t judge people without getting both sides of the story. But like I said, I AM working on it and was doing very well until that point. I’m getting more control every day but, you know, sometimes you got to get worse to get better.

  3. This article makes him just sound evil. He really deals with A LOT and DOES have mental issues he struggles with and tries to control daily, which I am sure is extremely difficult. While it is true that committing assault is definitely not okay, I don’t believe it’s right either to leave out information and neglect him and his side of the story. I believe he needs to be given more help than he possibly already receives, and I mean actual help, and along with that more understanding.

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