MUSCATINE, Iowa – A Muscatine man has been arrested Thursday on a charge of domestic assault and false imprisonment following an incident that occurred on Sunday.
Officers from the Muscatine Police Department responded at 10:44 a.m. Sunday to a report of a disturbance near the intersection of Schley Avenue and Oregon Street in Muscatine. It was reported that an adult male had an individual pinned to the ground who was screaming and in distress.
As officers were enroute, the caller observed the male release the individual on the ground and begin to walk away. A passerby had stopped and picked up the individual who had been on the ground and started to drive away. Arriving officers intercepted the vehicle and began investigating the cause of the disturbance.
A preliminary investigation determined the individual who had been on the ground was an adult female. The disturbance had been the result of a domestic violence situation that the female had been trying to escape from. An attempt was made to locate the male, who was identified as Justin Francis Miller (12/2/1980), but he could not be located.
The case was picked up by investigators Thursday (Jan. 11) with the Muscatine Police Department. A search warrant was obtained for Miller’s residence, 1714 Miles Avenue, in an effort to further the investigation. Investigators and officers served the search warrant shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday.
Miller was located within the residence and taken into custody without incident. Miller was charged with domestic assault and false imprisonment, and transferred to the Muscatine County jail.
The case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Detective Adam Raisbeck at (563) 263-9922 extension 665.
Miller is considered to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.