Clive man allegedly strangles woman in rural Adel


A Clive man was arrested Saturday night after allegedly strangling a woman in a rural Adel residence.

Brian Paul Ringgenberg, 51, of 12902 Hazelwood Dr., Clive, was charged with domestic abuse assault-impeding flow of air/blood.

The incident about 10:45 p.m. Saturday in the 33900 block of Overton Circle in rural Adel, where┬áRinggenberg allegedly “forcefully entered the bedroom of” the victim, “breaking the door, door latch and door jam,” according to court records.

Once inside the bedroom, Ringgenberg allegedly “pushed” the victim “to the floor and placed both hands around her neck, impeding her air flow,” according to court records.

Ringgenberg is held in the Dallas County Jail in advance of an initial appearance in Dallas County District Court.

Ringgenberg was convicted of assault in 2020 in Union County District Court in an incident in which he strangles a female victim.

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


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