Prison Sentence Imposed In 2022 Domestic Assault in Newton

A man arrested in October for a January 7th 2022 Domestic assault in Newton, which left the female victim with 30-plus staples…has been sentenced to two years in Prison. Court documents show 35 year old Marcos Antonio Vargas-Acosta pleaded guilty to 1st Offense Domestic Assault with Intent to Inflict Serious Injury, and False Imprisonment. Newton Police say he entered a home in the 900-block of West 7th Street South around 1 p.m January 7h 2022 and began punching the head and face of a woman he has a teenage son with. The Police report says he then began hitting her in the head and face with a steel plumbers wrench, causing several lacerations and bruises. During the assault…police say the victim tried several times to get out of the house and away from Vargas-Acosta. But each time he pulled her back into the house…until he eventually locked the door. He also allegedly grabbed and broke her phone as she attempted to call 9-1-1. The woman did end up getting out of the house and away from the assault. Vargas-Acosta’s police report notes he was not living with the victim when the assault occurred, and was not legally in the Country. Police say he has numerous name and date of birth aliases. Police add he’s been deported for criminal activity before, and had multiple warrants for his arrest. The two year prison term was for the Domestic Assault charge. A simultaneous 1 year sentence and 430-dollar fine was imposed for False Imprisonment. Two other charges…for 1st Degree Burglary and Obstruction of an Emergency Communication were dismissed. The sentencing was handled by District Court Judge Charles Sinnard.