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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Man angry over estate nabbed for punching bespectacled victim in his face

David Albin Adams

Marion County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Fort McCoy man early Tuesday morning after receiving a call for help about a verbal disturbance.

When deputies arrived at a home on NE 154th Lane, a man told them that 48-year-old David Albin Adams was upset with his wife over an estate. The man, who is 65 or older, said he repeatedly asked Adams to leave his residence but he refused until the call was placed to law enforcement for help.

But the man said Adams returned a short time later and the verbal altercation turned physical. He said Adams entered the bedroom where his wife was resting and started “moving aggressively toward her.” The man said he was able to get in-between the two and was then struck by Adams, a sheriff’s office report states.

The man told deputies: “David hit me in the face on the nose, knocking me back to fall onto a box of clothes.” The man also said that his “prescription glasses flew off and one lens fell out,” adding, “I was stunned that he hit me.”

The woman told deputies that Adams “has been angry for years.” She said he had just returned home from the hospital and was resting in her bedroom when he came into the residence and started the verbal disturbance. And the woman said Adams hit the man who tried to protect her and she had to repair his glasses after the incident.

Deputies located Adams a short time later at his home at 15167 NE 154th Lane. He denied striking the man and told deputies “they are liars,” the report says.

Adams was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he was charged with domestic battery on a person 65 years of age or older. He was being held without bond and is scheduled to appear in a Marion County courtroom on Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charge.

Marion County Jail records show that Adams has spent time in the facility two other times. On Aug. 6, 2011, he was charged with domestic battery and on Sept. 12, 2004, he was booked on charges of driving while under the influence and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams.