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Man wielding two knives charged with assault

Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 11:25 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013 11:26 a.m. CDT

Dwayne Richard Frosch, 43, of Newton was charged Tuesday with fifth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree kidnapping (Class B felony) and domestic abuse assault (aggravated misdemeanor) in connection with an altercation with his girlfriend.

On June 8 at 10:43 a.m., police were dispatched to the victim’s workplace. The victim, who was Frosch’s girlfriend, stated she had returned home at 2 a.m. that day and found her apartment in disarray. Her boyfriend then appeared, carrying a butcher knife with a seven-inch blade, a steak knife under his arm and two containers of alcohol.

According to court documents, he placed the knives down and requested her phone. Later, Frosch broke the phone in half and said, “Now you can’t call nobody.”

She then attempted to leave, but the Frosch allegedly stopped her, pulled her hair, threw her on the stairs and kicked her multiple times, causing visible bodily injury. At one point, the victim said Frosch grabbed a brick and threatened her life.  

She attempted to leave several times, and she said Frosch stated during the altercation that if his parole officer showed up, he would slit her throat. Frosch also allegedly said to the victim, “You are going to die tonight” by alcohol poisoning and was going to force her to drink.

The victim said she was lying on the bed at that time and that every time she would try to get up, Frosch would push her back down. Eventually, the victim was allowed to leave and went to work.

Frosch was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

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