A Bondurant man was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly assaulting a woman at a popular shopping center in West Des Moines.
Alexander James Brown, 22, of 2335 Paine St. N.E., Bondurant, was charged with assault causing bodily injury or mental illness.
The incident began about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines, where Brown allegedly “hit the victim with his hand,” according to court records.
Brown then allegedly “pushed the victim into a car and engaged in a physical altercation with the victim,” in the course of which he “hit the victim’s head and elbow on the vehicle.”
Officers of the West Des Moines Police Department observed on the victim “a scratch and redness on her right elbow,” according to court records.
Brown is held in the Dallas County Jail in advance of an initial appearance in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.