Wheaton man arrested for domestic assault

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Victims injured by shotgun, glass, door of home

A Wheaton man has been charged with two felonies for allegedly assaulting a person and chasing away a child at a home on East Davidson St.

Thomas Wade, 47, of Wheaton, is charged with first-degree domestic assault and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Deputy Kerry Headrick, with the Barry County Sheriff's Office, Wade was intoxicated and had been drinking for seven hours. He allegedly destroyed several items in the home, then chased an 11-year-old through the yard, causing the child to hide in the neighbor's yard.

Wade then struck the victim of the assault in the face with the stock of a shotgun, causing injury to the victim's mouth. He then forced the victim onto a bed and onto broken glass, causing a laceration on the victim's thigh.

Wade also kicked open the front door of the home, hitting the victim, then pulled the victim by the hair and struck the victim with part of the door frame. The victim said the strike caused a momentary black out.

Wade has a criminal history and was in possession of a Mossberg .410 shotgun.

He is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $75,000. He was arrested on Sunday and arraigned on Tuesday. A disposition hearing is scheduled for Nov. 22 at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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