CHARLES CITY, Iowa – Two years after attacking a woman, a Rockford man is going to prison.
Jason Weitzel, 40, pleaded guilty Tuesday to domestic abuse assault, possession of methamphetamine, carrying weapons, and OWI – 1st offense. The judge gave him a total of five years in prison and he must pay $3,620.74 in restitution.
On March 6, 2016, Floyd County sheriff’s deputies were called to a domestic dispute. Deputies say when they arrived, Weitzel had left but they tracked his cell phone to an area between Nora Springs and Rockford, then arrested him after a brief chase.
According to court documents, Weitzel got into an argument with his wife on March 5, 2016, which escalated into him punching her. Weitzel also reportedly got a handgun and fired it outside. Authorities say Weitzel’s verbal and physical assaults continued into the next day. He also “made a comment to shoot her and throw her out the window,” according to court documents.