Man charged for assaulting wife [UPDATED]Published 9:23am Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Updated 11:24am Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A Perham man was recently charged with second degree assault by use of a dangerous weapon, interfering with 911 calls, domestic assault, fourth degree damage to property and possession of a small amount of marijuana.
According to court reports, Jacob Daniel Siltala, 21, allegedly pointed a gun at his wife when she arrived home from running errands. He accused her of having an affair and demanded her to tell him about it.
When she told him she was just at the store, he pointed the gun at himself. After telling Siltala she was going to call the police, he grabbed her cell phone and broke it in half with his hands.
Siltala then told his wife he was going to leave and never come back. He allegedly instructed her to empty her purse, and he took all of the cash she had before leaving. A couple minutes later, he returned to take some things with him.
The woman’s mother arrived later that night to pick up her and her daughter. The next day, the woman drove to Siltala’s place of business and took a gun out of his truck.
The following day, the woman went back to her house to obtain items for herself and her daughter. Siltala was in the bedroom and would not let his wife in. Upon leaving, she allegedly noticed her clothes had been thrown out the window. When she picked them up, she discovered they had been burned.
The woman said she delayed reporting the incident to authorities because Siltala allegedly told her if she ever brings law enforcement into the case, he would kill the officer.
Siltala admitted to confronting his wife about his belief that she was having an affair and to breaking her phone. He said he, “found some stuff on Facebook and on her phone and got (upset).” He said he asked her some questions about it and “got up in her face a little bit.”
Siltala is being held on $100,000 cash bond without conditions or bond of $50,000 or $5,000 cash with conditions. His next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 12.