Perry woman arrested on charge of domestic abuse assault

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Melynda Louise Weltha, 45, of Perry was arrested Saturday on charges of third or subsequent offense domestic abuse assault and interference with official acts-bodily injury.


A Perry woman was arrested Saturday evening after allegedly assaulting a Perry man in the home.

Melynda Louise Weltha, 45, of 1624 Seventh St., Perry, was charged with third or subsequent offense domestic abuse assault and interference with official acts-bodily injury.

The incident began about 4:15 p.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of Seventh Street, where officers of the Perry Police Department responded to a report of a domestic assault.

The victim told the officers that he was “slapped in the face and had a beer can thrown at him by” Weltha.

Officers observed on the victim “a cut on the bridge of nose,” and “his shirt was wet from the beer being thrown at him,” according to court records.

Weltha was taken into custody and allegedly “became very agitated” upon arrival at the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. She “kept screaming” and “slamming her head and fists against the wall” even “after being told not to,” according to court records.

Weltha allegedly repeatedly refused “to get into an orange jail suit and said when she got into the jail suit, she would urinate purposely,” according to court records. Once wearing the orange suit, she “did urinate in her jail suit.”

Weltha “refused to answer any medical questions and was using choice vulgar words directed at the officers during processing,” according to court records.

Weltha is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $5,000 cash or surety bond. She is scheduled for an initial appearance Sept. 5 in the Dallas County District Court.

Weltha was convicted of assault in 2008 in Polk County District Court. She was convicted of assault in 2019 in Greene County District Court. She was convicted of disorderly conduct in 2020 in Greene 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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