A Brown County man remained jailed Monday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following a domestic disturbance Sunday night in which shots were fired.
Daryl Ward, 54, is alleged to have assaulted his wife and fired a rifle several times inside the home, leaving the woman believing she was going to die.
Ward's bond was set at $25,000.
According to a report by deputy Byron Langley:
Langley, deputy John Harper and trooper Travis Hounshell were dispatched to a home in the 3600 block of Stanley Lane, west of Brown County, at 10:40 p.m.
A woman said her husband was intoxicated and had assaulted her. The woman said her husband followed her into a bedroom, grabbed her by the throat and pushed her to the floor. The woman said her husband slammed her head against a nightstand and she pushed him off with her feet.
The woman said the man walked away, and the woman leaped across the bed and grabbed a .22 caliber rifle. The man walked into another bedroom and grabbed a shotgun, then grabbed the rifle from her hands and pushed her over a living room recliner, the woman told the officers. The woman said the man got on top of her, put his knees in her stomach and put a forearm across her throat.
The man fired the rifle several times, then pointed the rifle in her direction and fired into the couch, the woman said. The woman thought she was going to die and was very scared, and the man pulled the trigger several times after the rifle was empty, the woman said.
The officers located the man and placed him under arrest.