Waukee man allegedly assaults woman, child over untidy trailer

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Edward Reese Miller, 35, of Waukee was arrested Friday on charges first-offense domestic abuse assault-bodily injury or mental illness, child endangerment-bodily injury and possession of a controlled substance.


A Waukee man allegedly assaulted his fiancee and her 8-year-old son Friday morning in apparent anger over the state of their trailer.

Edward Reese Miller, 35, of 31635 Ashworth Road, Waukee, was charged with first-offense domestic abuse assault-bodily injury or mental illness, child endangerment-bodily injury and possession of a controlled substance.

The incident began about 4:30 a.m. Friday at the Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines, where an officer of the Waukee Police Department took a report of an assault at the Timberline Campground at 31635 Ashworth Road in Waukee.

The female victim told the officer that Miller got angry and allegedly “grabbed her arm, causing pain in her shoulder,” and then he “slammed her head against the camper and pushed her into the camper.”

The minor victim told the officer that Miller allegedly “threw the (minor) victim out of the open door of the camper, causing the victim to fall approximately two feet from the camper door to the ground below.”

The female victim said she witnessed Miller’s alleged assault on the minor victim.

The female victim “complained of pain in her back, shoulder, ankle, forehead and knee,” and the minor victim had “a bruise on the top of his left forearm,” according to court records.

Speaking with the officers outside the trailer, Miller allegedly “admitted to pulling the (female) victim’s arm” and “to kicking her out of the camper and being upset about how dirty the camper was,” according to court records.

Miller gave the investigating officers “consent to enter his camper to look around,” and inside the officers allegedly found “a prescription pill bottle in plain view, containing a green, leafy substance” that later tested positive for marijuana and weighed about 5 grams.

Miller is held in the Dallas County Jail Dallas without bond in advance of an initial appearance in 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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