Coast Guardsman Charged with Domestic Battery

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A member of the U.S. Coast Guard is charged with assaulting his wife, according to a report.

David Munns, 28, was booked Sunday at the Palm Beach County satellite jail in Belle Glade, charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation. Records show a judge ordered supervised release but Munns remained in jail at midday Monday.

Munns' home address, home town and photo were removed from his jail entry because of state privacy laws for law enforcement officers. The report lists his occupation as "Coast Guard."

The Coast Guard's press office in Miami did not immediately respond to requests for information about Munns and any comment on his arrest.

According to a Palm Beach County sheriff's report, the man's wife called deputies Sunday night to say that, around 6:30 p.m., he had argued with her and punched a hole in a kitchen wall, then choked her.

She said she began to scream and as he dragged her to the bedroom, then he fell on her foot and injured it. She said she broke away and he left. The woman said her two infant children were in the home at the time of the alleged attack. She said she contacted her family and went to Wellington Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The report said a deputy called Munns, who came to the agency's Royal Palm Beach substation. The report said he admitted to arguing with her, punching the hole in the wall, grabbing his wife, and hurting her leg.

This article is written by Eliot Kleinberg from The Palm Beach Post and was legally licensed via the Tribune Content Agency through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to

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