SIOUX CITY | Police say a Sioux City man assaulted his girlfriend with a hammer Friday evening after she refused to let him tattoo his name on her chest.
According to court documents, Jonathan Michael Boggs, 28, of Sioux City, was going to give a chest tattoo to a woman he had been in a relationship with for more than a month and told her he wanted to tattoo his name on her chest. After she told him no, an argument ensued.
Documents say the woman attempted to leave the house several times, but Boggs stopped her, grabbed a hammer and threatened to kill her. He then assaulted her using the hammer.
Police were called to the residence around 6:30 p.m. to meet the woman. Documents say police later found Boggs on the front porch with the hammer at his feet. A witness inside the house confirmed the assault to authorities.
Boggs was charged with aggravated domestic assault and going armed with intent. He is being held in the Woodbury County Jail on $10,000 bond. His next court date is 9 a.m. Sept. 13.