Sioux City man charged with holding woman against her will

Police say man beat girlfriend and held her against her will

Sioux City, Iowa - A Sioux City man is facing felony charges after authorities say he abused his girlfriend and held her against her will late last week. 

According to court documents 42-year-old Richard Snoozy struck his live in girlfriend several times between Thursday afternoon and early Friday morning. Authorities say that Snoozy struck the woman with a lighter several times to numerous parts of her body. At one point Snoozy also struck the woman with a paperweight contained in a sock. 

During the incident police say that Snoozy would tell the victim to leave and then drag her back inside when she attempted to do so. The woman was eventually able to escape Snoozy during the day on Friday. 

Snoozy has five previous domestic abuse convictions in Woodbury County stemming back to 2004. 

He's currently charged with one count of False Imprisonment and one count of Felony Domestic Abuse. He's being held in the Woodbury County Jail on a $10,000 bond. His next court date is scheduled for March 28th at  9:00 A.M.


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