Sioux City man facing more felony charges for abusing girlfriend

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A Sioux City man is back behind bars after authorities say he violated a no contact order and beat a woman who he was arrested for holding against her will earlier this year.

According to court documents, 42-year-old Richard Snoozy approached the woman while she was walking near the Hard Rock Casino around 4:00 P.M. on May 14th. Authorities say that Snoozy asked the woman to come to his house and she was afraid to say no because he was known to carry a weapon and thought it was safer to go with him. 

When they arrived at Snoozy’s home the victim stated that he immediately became angry with her and accused her of cheating and trying to send him to prison. Police say that Snoozy then assaulted the woman well into the next day. At one point he made the woman call the domestic violence shelter and tell them that she wouldn’t be returning. The victim was eventually able to escape when Snoozy fell asleep.

At the time of the incident there was a warrant out for Snoozy’s arrest after he violated a no contact order with the victim following an incident in March where he had assaulted her and held her against her will. That case is scheduled to go to trial in July. In that case he is also charged with Felony Domestic Abuse and False Imprisonment.

In February Snoozy pleaded guilty to an Assault charge in connection to a domestic violence incident in October of 2016. In that case Judge Jeffery Neary sentenced Snoozy to 45 days in jail, but gave him credit for the 45 days he had previously served awaiting trial. In that incident Snoozy was originally charged with Felony Domestic Abuse.

Snoozy also has four other domestic violence convictions in Woodbury County stretching back to 2004.

He’s currently being charged with Felony Domestic Abuse as a habitual offender and False Imprisonment. 

Felony Domestic Abuse is a class “D” felony in the state of Iowa carrying a maximum penalty of up to 5 years in prison.

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