Wheaton man charged for domestic assault
Woman allegedly abused, asks for help at doctor's appointment
A Wheaton man has been charged with domestic assault and kidnapping after allegedly abusing and keeping a victim in a home in Wheaton.
Clifford Shoemaker, 22, of Wheaton, is charged with second-degree domestic assault and second-degree kidnapping.
According to a probable cause statement filed by Clint Danforth, officer with the Wheaton Police Department, Shoemaker allegedly punched and choked the victim, almost to the point where the victim passed out. He also allegedly kneed the victim in the stomach, and the victim is nine weeks pregnant.
Shoemaker did not allow the victim to leave the home to get help, covering her mouth to prevent yelling.
The victim later asked for help at a doctor's appointment in Cassville.
Shoemaker is being held in the Barry County jail on a $30,000 bond. He has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing is slated for Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.