A Stillwater man was charged with a felony count of domestic assault and battery by attempted strangulation on June 27 after an altercation at a local residence.
According to the probable cause affidavit, at 11:08 a.m. an officer was dispatched in reference to a female inside a residence screaming for help. The person who called the police from across the street said the woman sounded like she was in distress. While en route, dispatch said the resident of the same residence called 911, saying she was just assaulted by Brian Dominic Wallace.
Upon arrival, the alleged victim said Wallace had just attacked her and had broken out a bedroom window. The woman said Wallace was in another part of the residence with relatives and friends. Several officers approached the residence and found Wallace to the north of the building. The officer recognized Wallace from previous encounters. He was placed in investigative detention.
The officer then walked back to the previous residence. The alleged victim told the officer her relationship with Wallace ended about two months ago. Wallace knocked on her door the day of the offense around 11 a.m. asking if they could get back together. The woman refused.
According to the police report, the alleged victim said she and Wallace then began to argue and Wallace grabbed her by her hair and forced her to sit on the couch. Wallace then unplugged the power cord to a window air conditioning unit and wrapped it around her waist and hands. She was unable to defend herself except to kick him. While tied up, Wallace punched her on the right side of her face and grabbed her neck with his left hand, choking her. The woman was eventually able to free her right hand and escape. The alleged victim began to scream in hopes someone would call the police. After she started screaming, Wallace allegedly left the apartment and smashed a bedroom window on the south side of the residence.
The officer writes he observed three large scratches on the top part of the alleged victim’s chest, near her shoulders along with several smaller scratches on the front of her neck. Her right cheek was also observed as swollen just underneath her right eye.
The alleged victim told the officer Wallace was schizophrenic and had been off of his medicine for a while. She told the officer Wallace gets violent when he is off his medication.
The officer writes the alleged victim adamantly refused prosecution. She also said she would not be willing to testify in this case, she only wanted Wallace removed from the residence. She was unwilling to cooperate any further.
Wallace was placed under arrest for domestic assault and battery by strangulation around 11:30 a.m. at the residence.
The officer writes Wallace requested to speak with him at the jail, where Wallace’s gave his “drastically different” version of events. Wallace told the officer he arrived at the residence at the request of the alleged victim for a sexual encounter which resulted in the injuries found on her body. Wallace also said the woman was responsible for the broken window as she chased Wallace out of the apartment. There were no observable injuries to Wallace.
Wallace’s first court appearance was July 1, where he appeared without council and bond was posted for $10,000. His next court appearance is set for August 22.