A Storm Lake man was arrested Monday afternoon after police were dispatched to the 500 block of West Fifth Street to investigate a fight in progress.
Police were told by witnesses that 26-year-old William Reyes of Storm Lake allegedly was in a verbal argument with his wife and her brother. Reyes allegedly physically assaulted his wife’s brother by striking him in the face. Reyes again charged the victim, who defended himself by striking Reyes in the face several times. Police report Reyes and the victim then fell to the ground and the victim overpowered Reyes. The victim let Reyes up and Reyes retrieved a shovel and attempted to strike the victim. Reyes was told police had been called and he fled. Police located Reyes at 704 Walnut Street. Reyes was arrested without incident and charged with assault while displaying a weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor. He was jailed on a two-thousand dollar bond.
Both Reyes and the victim received minor injuries and both declined medical treatment. Police were assisted by the Buena Vista County Sheriffs Department.