Man arrested after girlfriend jumps out window to escape abuse

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Authorities arrested a man on domestic abuse charges for allegedly strangling his girlfriend and causing numerous injuries to her.

According to court documents, Antwone McDougle, 35, accused his girlfriend he lived with of cheating on him. He allegedly whipped her with a folded cord repeatedly every time she denied cheating on him. He also allegedly punched her in the head, “poked” her with a knife, and threatening to cut her fingers off and to kill her. He is then said to have strangled her. 

The victim tried to get away by jumping out a closed window of the Sioux City house. She broke the glass and caused a large wound to her arm. McDougle then allegedly carried her back into the house and said he wouldn’t hurt her again if she didn’t report him.

When McDougle fell asleep, the victim ran from the house to the hospital. She had extensive injuries, bruising and cuts on her body. The Sioux City police investigated the case. Police reported that the bruising on her neck were consistent with being strangled. They also found a broken window at the residence.

McDougle was arrested and charged with one count of serious domestic abuse and another for felony domestic abuse. He was booked into the Woodbury County Jail Thursday and is being held for the state of Illinois. 

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