An Oakville man faces domestic assault and resisting arrest charges after he threw his fiancé to the ground and barricaded himself in the bathroom with the couple’s child, police said.
Noah Leyva, 40, of the 2800 block of Woodbridge Estates Drive in Oakville, was charged Wednesday with two counts of third-degree domestic assault and resisting arrest.
St. Louis County Police said Leyva grabbed his fiancé by the neck and forced her to the ground twice on Monday. St. Louis County prosecutors also said Leyva isolated the woman by refusing to allow her to use the telephone to call for help.
When officers arrived, Leyva locked himself inside the couple’s home, police said. When officers entered the home, they found he had barricaded himself in the bathroom with the couple’s 1-year-old child, according to the police report.
Officers kicked in the door, and Leyva struggled and fought with them, police said.
Leyva posted a $2,000 cash bond Feb. 7 and was released from St. Louis County jail.
If you have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic or sexual violence, find resources through the St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network (SLEVAWN) or call the Safe Connections 24-hour crisis hotline at 314-531-2003.
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