Domestic dispute issues in assault, trespass charges Wednesday

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David Ross Walt, left, 35, of Kent, Wash., was arrested Aug. 22, 2018, on charges of domestic assault-impeding blood or airflow-strangulation with injury, assault causing bodily injury and criminal trespass with bodily injury. Walt's wife, Morgan Walt, 35, of Kent, Wash., was arrested on a charge of violation of a no-contact order.

A Washington couple was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a domestic dispute turned violent on William Street in east Perry.

David Ross Walt, 35, of Kent, Wash., was arrested by officers of the Perry Police Department on a felony charge of domestic assault-impeding blood or airflow-strangulation with injury and misdemeanor charges of assault causing bodily injury and criminal trespass with bodily injury.

Walt’s wife, Morgan M. Walt, 35, of Kent, Wash., was arrested on a charge of violation of a no-contact order.

The domestic dispute erupted about 3 p.m. in the 700 block of William Street. The circumstances of the dispute and identity of the victim are unknown at this hour. According to radio traffic, a victim was treated at the scene for bleeding and difficult breathing.

According to court records, a temporary protection order was issued Monday, Aug. 20 by Dallas County District Associate Judge Virginia Cobb under Chapter 236 of the Iowa Code, the Domestic Abuse Act, for Kara Marie Kenworthy and on behalf of a minor.

Kenworthy sought the petition for protection against David Ross Walt. Cobb scheduled a hearing on Kenworthy’s petition for a protection order for Sept. 4.

Court records also show Walt was granted an emergency hearing Wednesday, Aug. 22, at which Dallas County District Judge Randy V. Hefner dismissed Kenworthy’s petition and cancelled the temporary protective order as well as the September hearing.

“They both showed up, broke in, and beat the snot out of me and my fiance trying to get to my daughter,” Kenworthy told ThePerryNews.com. “We’re all okay though. Nothing broken. Just bruised up and shaken up.”

David Ross Walt was transported and booked into the Dallas County Jail about 6 p.m.

The Perry First Responders and Dallas County EMS also responded to the incident.

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