Sioux Falls man arrested for holding woman against her will
A Sioux Falls man will make an appearance in court Monday on charges he held a woman against her will for more than a month.
Daniel James Armstrong Sr., 35, was arrested Friday afternoon after a short standoff with police. He faces two counts of aggravated assault domestic, rape in the second degree, kidnapping in the first degree and false imprisonment.
Police spokesman Sam Clemens says officers went to the home Friday after the woman’s employer called police over concern of her safety. Police took the woman and a baby from the home on the 100 block of N. Covell. She was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
The woman, 25, told police that Armstrong had been holding her against her will since early April because he was afraid the woman would tell police he was there. Clemens says Armstrong was a suspect in an incident before April 12. Warrants have been issued for his arrest.
Police say the woman said Armstrong assaulted her and raped her Friday, before police arrived. He would also threaten to kill her nearly every day. She told police she left the home for work at one point between early April and May 30, but Armstrong stalked her the entire day.