Local man charged with second domestic assault


A local man was arrested by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail recently for domestic abuse assault second offense and obstruction of emergency communication equipment.

Sean Matthews Smith, 36, was taken into custody after officers were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Plaza Heights Road, according to criminal complaint and affidavits filed in Marshall County District Court.

During the investigation, it was determined Smith injured the victim. The defendant was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and interference with official acts. His preliminary hearing is May 22. A magistrate issued a no contact order to protect the victim and also appointed the defendant a public defender.