A Waukee man went berserk Tuesday night, allegedly assaulting and imprisoning his girlfriend and then cutting his own throat while barricaded in the bathroom in a standoff with police.
Brian James Boock, 43, of 507 Spring Crest Lane, Waukee, was charged with attempted murder, domestic abuse assault-impeding blood/air flow causing injury, first-degree harassment, false imprisonment and obstruction of emergency communications.
The incident began about 10 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of Spring Crest Lane, where Boock barricaded himself and the victim, his girlfriend, into their bedroom and would
not let her leave the room, according to court records.
The victim later told officers of the Waukee Police Department that Boock “took her phone and her Apple watch from her to prevent her from calling police,” according to court records.
The victim “yelled for police from her window” while trying to get away from Boock, who then attempted to prevent the police’s entering the room.
The officers forced entry into the room, and Boock “then retreated to his bathroom while grabbing a knife on a key lanyard,” and he “began cutting his throat several times,” according to court records.
Boock “used his body to barricade himself in the bathroom” but “eventually opened the door and was detained,” according to court records. He was transported to the hospital.
The victim sustained “several injuries to her face, the back of her head and her hand,” according to court records.
She told the officers that Boock “pinned” her to the bed and began “striking her with a closed fist several times all over her body,” according to court records. She said Boock “also used a small handheld taser and tased her several times” while saying “that he was going to kill her and had the means to do so.”
The victim told the officers that Boock said that “he was going to kill” the victim “and then kill himself,” according to court records.
The couple started dating in November and have lived together “for about three weeks,” according to court records.
Boock is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $200,300 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing May 20 in Dallas County District Court.
Boock was convicted of assault in 1999 in Buena Vista County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.