SIOUX CITY | A 33-year-old Sioux City man faces an aggravated assault charge after police say he put his father in a choke hold and caused him to pass out.

Sioux City Police arrested Brandon William Scott Sewalson early Monday morning, according to court documents. He now faces a charge of aggravated assault.

Documents say around 11 p.m. Sunday night, Sewalson put his father in a choke hold from the rear, causing his father to lose consciousness and bodily functions. The victim showed injuries to the neck where blood vessels appeared to have burst under the skin, documents say. 

Documents say Sewalson told police he had assaulted his father because he had been standing in his way. 

Sewalson was being held in the Woodbury County Jail on $2,000 bond. 


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