IC man accused of domestic assault with homemade weapon

Hunter
05/20/20
An Iowa City man was taken into custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest on domestic assault charges.
According to police, the incident occurred on May 12th just after 6am at the Foster Road home of 30-year-old Eli Prasch and his wife. Prasch’s wife told officers that she awoke to find him pointing a homemade weapon at her.
Prasch is accused of taking the woman’s cellphone away from her and prevented her from yelling for help. He allegedly covered his wife’s mouth with his hand and placed his weight on top of her for several minutes, impeding normal breathing.
A warrant was issued for his arrest, and he was taken into custody Monday at 4:30pm. Prasch is charged with Domestic Abuse Assault Impeding Airflow, an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by a prison sentence of up to two years.
He was released Tuesday morning.