Adams man charged with domestic assault

Published 8:14 am Wednesday, August 8, 2018


Robert Leroy Marshall, 43, of Adams was charged on Tuesday in Mower County domestic assault by strangulation.

According to the court complaint, a Mower County deputy and Adams police officer were dispatched at 11:35 p.m. on Saturday to a residence in the 300 block of Water Street in Adams. They made contact with Marshall, who was allegedly intoxicated and shouting at a juvenile about a missing $50 bill. They also made contact with a woman at the residence who was visibly upset. Marshall allegedly said, “Yeah, I’m going to jail tonight” because he “choked” the woman because she was hitting him.

The woman told law enforcement that she came home at 10 p.m. that night and found Marshall in the garage with another juvenile, the complaint stated. She said she got upset about the juvenile not being in bed and Marshall told her to “shut up.” She then confronted him about taking care of kids when he was drunk, alleging that he had drunk when she spoke to him on the phone earlier in the evening.

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The complaint states Marshall then started choking her with both hands, then placed her in a “choke hold.” The woman said she had difficulty breathing and was unsure how long he strangled her. She also alleged that one of the juveniles tried to intervene and he “elbowed” her away.

Marshall will appear in court again on Aug. 20.