Police: Man hits girlfriend for refusing tattoo of his name

Police say an Iowa man attacked his girlfriend with a hammer because she refused to let him tattoo his name on her chest.  28-year-old Jonathan Michael Boggs has been charged with aggravated domestic assault and going armed with intent.

Police say Boggs of Sioux City had been dating the woman for about a month when, on Friday, he suggested the tattoo. She refused, an argument ensued and she tried to leave the house. Boggs stopped her from leaving, threatened to kill her with a hammer then assaulted her with the tool.

Boggs was being held Tuesday in the Woodbury County Jail on $10,000 bond and could not be reached for comment.  His next court appearance was scheduled for Sept. 13th.

5' 11" tall Native American is listed at 180 pounds according to jail records.  An online search shows several other recent arrests.


With the Associated Press