The Elsberry Police Department responded to complaint of domestic assault resulting in the arrest of Robert Lee Brooks, 48 of Elsberry.
According to the probable cause statement, Corporal David Wait, investigated an complaint involving Brooks and his wife, when on Dec. 18 Brooks became very abusive calling her a whore and threatening her life, his own life and the lives of her two children.
He then assaulted her by grabbing her arm and smacking her in the face. He then got on top of her and started chocking her, following up by hitting his wife in the face a few more times.
Brooks was charged with a Class C Felony in the 2nd Degree of Domestic Assault and two counts of 3rd Degree Domestic Assault. His bond was set at $25,000 cash only with no contact with the victim.
(All persons charged of a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)