West Des Moines man arrested for allegedly assaulting girlfriend

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Casey Daniel Petersen, 42, of West Des Moines was arrested on a Dallas County warrant Friday on charges of second-offense domestic abuse assault, violation of a no-contact order, fifth-degree theft and driving while barred.

A West Des Moines man was arrested on a Dallas County warrant Friday in connection with an alleged domestic assault March 5.

Casey Daniel Petersen, 42, of 8440 Rock Dr., West Des Moines, was charged with second-offense domestic abuse assault, violation of a no-contact order, fifth-degree theft and driving while barred.

The incident began March 5 about 2 p.m. in the 8400 block of Rock Drive in West Des Moines, where officers of the West Des Moines Police Department responded to a report of assault.

The officers made contact with the victim, who said that Petersen “accused” her “of cheating,” according to court records.

When the victim “attempted to pack her things and leave” the residence, Petersen allegedly “placed his hands on the victim’s arms, squeezing, dragging her down the stairway from the second floor of the residence to the living room area” and “not allowing her to take her personal belongings out of the residence,” according to court records.

The officers observed on the victim “blue and red hand marks on both of her arms” and “redness and tenderness on her lower back from being drug down the stairway and her
back hitting the stairs,” according to court records.

Before leaving the scene, Petersen allegedly took the victim’s cell phone.

A warrant for Petersen’s arrest was ordered March 8 and served March 12. Petersen is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $20,000 cash-only bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing March 23 in Dallas County District Court.

Petersen was arrested Feb. 6 on a charge of first-offense domestic abuse assault. The case is pending in Dallas County District Court. Petersen was convicted of fifth-degree theft in 2002 in Polk 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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