A Van Meter man was arrested late Saturday after he allegedly strangled his father during a fight.
Shaun Michael McGrath, 36, of 33019 370th Court, Van Meter, was charged with domestic abuse assault-impeding air/blood flow-strangulation with injury in connection with the incident that occurred about 11 p.m. Saturday at the home he shares with his father in rural Van Meter.
McGrath “admitted to being primary physical aggressor” in the incident, according to court documents. He allegedly placed his father in a “choke hold” and “caused his father to struggle to breath.”
The alleged assault was witnessed by other family members, according to court records. The Waukee Police Department officers who responded found the victim presenting “multiple injuries to body and neck.”
McGrath is held in the Dallas County Jail on $5,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Dallas County District Court Sunday.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.