MELBETA, Neb. — A Melbeta man remained in jail Monday after he allegedly assaulted his wife with a sandwich.
The 50-year-old man is accused of pushing his wife down and rubbing a sandwich in her face. He appeared in Scotts Bluff County Court on Monday on a charge of disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor.
According to an arrest affidavit, the man's wife called 911 Sunday night and said he had assaulted her. She told sheriff's deputies that she and her husband had gotten into an argument, during which he drank three 24-ounce cans of malt liquor.
The woman “got tired” of the argument, made herself a sandwich and went into the bedroom. Her husband followed, and the argument turned physical.
Court documents say a deputy found lunch meat on the carpet outside the bedroom and pieces of sandwich bread inside the bedroom. The wife also had mayonnaise stains on her shirt. She said she had washed mayonnaise from her face and hair before the deputy arrived.
Deputies found the husband lying facedown on grass near the home and arrested him. The man denied the allegations and said his wife had assaulted him.