Iowa City woman accused of assaulting husband with curtain rod


An argument with her husband that escalated to her repeatedly hitting him with a curtain rod has led to the arrest of an Iowa City woman.

Police say that Monday night around 9:45, Ta’Shonna McClinton of Bartlett Road and her husband got into a verbal altercation outside their apartment that continued once they went inside. It reportedly got to the point where she told the man that she was going to call the police, which angered her husband. As he approached McClinton, she grabbed a curtain rod and began to strike him. She allegedly continued to strike him as he hit the ground.

When officers arrived on scene to investigate, McClinton was still following her husband down the apartment steps with the curtain rod. The husband reportedly had a small laceration on the back of his head that was bleeding.

McClinton was taken into custody and charged with Domestic Abuse Assault causing Injury, a serious misdemeanor punishable by a jail sentence of up to one year if convicted.

A no-contact order was requested.