Dallas Center man arrested after allegedly strangling wife

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Anthony Todd Sholar, 45, of Dallas Center was arrested Thursday on a charge of domestic abuse assault-impeding air/blood flow causing bodily injury.


A Dallas Center man was arrested early Thursday after allegedly strangling his wife.

Anthony Todd Sholar, 45, of 1005 Eighth St., Dallas Center, was charged with domestic abuse assault-impeding air/blood flow causing bodily injury.

The incident began about 1:45 a.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Eighth Street in Dallas Center, where Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a report of a domestic disturbance.

The deputies made contact with the victim, who was found “outside, crying and
running around very distraught,” according to court records.

The victim told the deputies that she allegedly “had been choked out by her husband,” according to court records.

The victim told the deputies that Sholar allegedly “grabbed her by the neck and threw her up against a door in their garage,” according to court records.

The victim said that “when her back hit the door, the momentum caused the back of her head to hit the door as well,” according to court records.

The victim said that when Sholar “begin to clinch his hand around her throat,” she “could not breathe and felt like she passed out for a short moment of time,” according to court records.

The deputies observed on the victim “a red mark” on her back that “would be consistent with her being thrown into a door” and “red marks” on her throat that “would be consistent” with Sholar’s “applying pressure to her throat or neck,” according to court records. They also observed “fresh bruising on the inside of her left bicep” and “two fresh lacerations on her right ankle.”

The victim “was complaining that her neck and throat were sore” and “was complaining of an ankle injury” and “was having trouble walking due to the ankle injury,” according to court records.

The victim was examined by Dallas County EMS but refused medical transport.

Sholar was held in the Dallas County Jail on a $5,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for arraignment Aug. 26 in the 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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