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Man lodged for assaulting pregnant wife

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Joseph Noreiga, 29, of 815 E. Sandusky Ave., was charged Saturday with domestic violence after he shoved, punched and kicked his wife, Mandie, who is 35 weeks pregnant. He also broke her cell phone, according to officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department.

Ms. Noreiga said she told the suspect not to bring his girlfriend to the residence and he became angry when he could not get in around 4:45 a.m.

He began kicking the front door and she let him in before he damaged the jamb. He allegedly threatened to shoot and kill her.

Officers recovered a handgun from the home.

The suspect was lodged in the Logan County Jail.


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