A Norfolk man has been arrested following the alleged assault of a former girlfriend.
The Stanton County sheriff’s office arrested 53-year-old Jeff Jochum following an investigation into the alleged assault that began at Maskenthine Recreation area and continued along Highway 24 east of Norfolk Monday.
Jochum allegedly struck and choked the woman and threatened to kill her. She was able to flee from him and flag down help form a passing motorist, said Sheriff Mike Unger.
He was located hiding in a field near the Highway 24 and 275 junction.
Jochum was arrested on suspicion of third-degree domestic assault, terroristic threats, strangulation and obstructing a police officer. He was detained at Pierce County jail.
At the time of his arrest, Jochum was out of jail on bond in a pending case out of Madison County against the same victim, Unger said.
The Norfolk Police Division assisted in the investigation.