Des Moines man allegedly assaults, imprisons wife

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Daniel Scott Coleman, 30, of Des Moines was arrested Monday on charges of domestic abuse assault-impeding flow of air/blood and false imprisonment.


A Des Moines man was arrested Monday afternoon in West Des Moines after he allegedly assaulted his wife in a vehicle and prevented her escape.

Daniel Scott Coleman, 30, of 1912 E. Creston Ave., Des Moines, was charged with domestic abuse assault-impeding flow of air/blood and false imprisonment.

The incident began about 1:30 p.m. in the 6300 block of Village View Drive in West Des Moines, where officers of the West Des Moines Police Department responded to a report of “a physical domestic fight involving a male assaulting a female in a white Ford Edge in the
parking lot of BioLife Plasma Services,” according to court records.

According to court records, Coleman allegedly “did place his hands around the throat” of the victim, “impeding the normal breathing by applying pressure,” and he did “prevent her from opening the passenger-side door to the vehicle to escape during the assault.”

The officers observed on the victim “a scratch to her neck and right check as a result of the
assault,” according to court records.

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

Coleman was convicted of first-offense domestic abuse assault in June in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of interference with official acts-bodily injury in 2019 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of assault causing bodily injury in 2011 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of assault-use/display of a weapon in 2011 in Polk 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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