MASON CITY -  A Mason City man was arrested for domestic assault, resisting arrest and throwing knives at police.

Joshua James Martin, 35, was charged with two counts of felony assault on persons in certain occupations while using/displaying a weapon, two counts of felony interference with official acts - dangerous weapon and one count of felony domestic abuse assault impeding air/blood flow causing bodily injury.

At about 7:54 p.m. March 10, Martin allegedly got into an argument with a woman at a residence on the 1000 block of 1st Street Northeast.

According to court documents, Martin hit the woman on the left side of her face before grabbing her by the throat. Mason City police noted in the criminal complaint the the woman had a visible injury to her throat and face.

Mason City Police responded to the home for the domestic disturbance.

“Martin was agitated and threatening officers with large knives,” court documents said.

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Martin allegedly refused police commands to drop the knives.

“Officers used less lethal options against Martin who then began throwing the knives at officers missing by a couple feet,” court documents said.

Martin was arrested and booked into Cerro Gordo County Jail. He posted a $2,000 bond Monday and was released.

Martin is scheduled to appear March 21 in Cerro Gordo County District Court. A no contact order was issued Monday.

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