A Rock Rapids man is behind bars, facing felony charges for allegedly beating his girlfriend because she didn’t give him money. Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 5:30 P.M. on Sunday they investigated a domestic abuse case which occurred in Rock Rapids earlier that day, about 6:00 A.M.

Upon investigation, 29-year-old Matthew Jeremy Craig of Rock Rapids was arrested and charged with domestic abuse assault, a serious misdemeanor; willful injury, a class D felony; and robbery, a class D felony.

Court documents say that Craig assaulted his girlfriend after he asked her for money and she said she didn’t have any. He allegedly choked her, leaving bruises on her neck.

Craig is currently being held in the Lyon County Jail on $10,000 bond.

By Scott Van Aartsen, KIWA, Sheldon