Two Charged In Domestic Disturbance

Two people were charged after Storm Lake police Sunday night were dispatched to 712 College Street to investigate a domestic disturbance in progress.

Officers met with 33-year-old Francis Lizabeth Porter of Storm Lake, who alleged her boyfriend… 32-year-old Jaime Miramontes of Storm Lake… had physically assaulted her and then locked himself in the bathroom. Police entered the home and ordered Miramontes to open the bathroom door which police allege he refused to do. Police breached the door to the bathroom and took Miramontes into custody.

An investigation further alleges that Porter had also assaulted Miramontes during the disturbance. Miramontes was charged with domestic assault and interference with official acts, both simple misdemeanors. He was held in jail without bond. Porter was also arrested and charged with domestic assault, and held without bond.

Several children were in the home during the altercation but were unharmed. They were released to the custody of other family members. A report was filed with the Iowa Department of Human Services.