A Perry man was arrested Thursday morning for allegedly breaking open a locked door and shoving his wife.
Benjamin James Lawson, 37, of 2207 North St., Perry, was arrested on a Perry Police Department warrant on charges of first-offense domestic abuse assault and third-degree burglary in connection with a Sept. 2 incident involving his wife and a third party.
According to court records, Lawson allegedly “forced his way into 2912 Kading Road, breaking the frame as the door was locked and deadbolted from the interior.” Once inside the residence, Lawson allegedly assaulted the female victim “by pushing her in the chest.”
It was further alleged Lawson “struck” the male victim “in the side with his hand as he
was exiting the room they were located in.”
The arrest warrant was issued Sept. 17 by Dallas County District Court Judge Jonathon Kimple and served Thursday morning by officers of the Perry Police Department.
Lawson is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $5,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Dallas County District Court Thursday morning.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.