A Waukee man was arrested Thursday morning after he allegedly punched and strangled his girlfriend in their home.
Felix Adrian Baccam, 36, of 252 S.E. Boulder Court, Waukee, was charged with domestic assault-impeding blood/air flow.
The incident began about 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the 200 block of S.E. Boulder Court, where officers of the Waukee Police Department responded to a report of a domestic disturbance.
The officers made contact with the victim, who said that Baccam “hit her on both sides of her face, on her cheeks, with a closed fist multiple times” and “put his hand around her throat,” according to court records.
The victim told the officers that she “did not lose consciousness but did have difficulty breathing,” according to court records.
The officers observed on the victim “a small bruise under her right eye” and “a potential bruise on the right side of her neck,” according to court records. The victim said “that the bridge of her nose hurt.”
The victim transported herself to the hospital for examination.
Baccam told the officers that the victim “scratched him on the left side of his neck” and “hit him on the left side of his cheek,” but “no marks could be seen on” Baccam by the officers, according to court records.
Baccam is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $2,000 cash or surety bond in advance of an initial appearance in Dallas County District Court.
Baccam was arrested on a charge of willful injury causing serious injury in 2002. The charge was later dismissed in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness and intimidation with a dangerous weapon in 2015 in Polk County District Court. He was arrested in Pleasant Hill on a charge of first-offense domestic abuse assault in 2019. The charge was later dismissed in Polk County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.