A Waukee man was arrested Friday after allegedly assaulting his wife in order to prevent her autonomous activity.
Yaovi Apaloo, 52, of 278 N.W. Common Pl., Waukee, was charged with first-offense domestic abuse assault.
The incident began about 6 a.m. Friday when officers of the Waukee Police Department responded to an unknown problem in the 200 block of N.W. Common Place.
The officers made contact with Apaloo, who was standing in the doorway of the garage and who told the officers that “his wife was in the garage, trying to leave,” according to court records.
Apaloo told the officers that his wife “was not allowed to leave due to her being his wife, and he had say in what she does,” according to court records.
The officers advised Apaloo that his wife “was an adult and could do as she wishes,” according to court records.
The officers made contact with the victim, who told the officers that Apaloo was “physically pushing” her and “attempting to force her back inside the home,” according to court records.
The officers observed the victim to be “in obvious fear for her safety,” and the victim asked “to be transported to the police department to speak with officers,” according to court records.
Apaloo was held in the Dallas County Jail on a $1,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a pretrial conference Nov. 3 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.