Strangulation Used in Mediapolis Domestic Disturbance

On January 15, 2024, Des Moines County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to 809 Main St. in Mediapolis, Iowa for a domestic disturbance.

Upon arrival, deputies located Joshua John Maish, 45, of Mediapolis. They were advised that there was an assault in which the victim was taken to the ground and held down by her throat by Maish. The victim’s neck had marks consistent with being held down by her throat.

Deputies spoke with both parties involved, and as a result, Joshua John Maish, was placed under arrest for domestic abuse assault-strangulation with bodily injury, a class D Felony. He was transported to the Des Moines County Correctional Center.