O'Fallon Man Chokes, Knocks Pregnant Wife Off Pickup Truck, Police Say

O'Fallon police said Brantz Heisler's wife suffered a fractured foot, a swollen cheek, sore throat and multiple scratches and bruises.

Brantz Heisler, 24, was charged with second-degree domestic assault after police said he choked his pregnant wife.
Brantz Heisler, 24, was charged with second-degree domestic assault after police said he choked his pregnant wife.

An O’Fallon man injured his wife as the couple struggled over a cell phone that had evidence the man was cheating and planning to leave her, police said.

Brantz Jaet’n Heisler, 24, of the first block of Perry Circle in O’Fallon, was charged Sept. 9 with second-degree domestic assault.

O’Fallon Police said the couple began fighting over the cell phone and ended up struggling over a crowbar in the back of Heisler’s pickup truck. Police said Heisler knocked the woman off of the pickup truck and she fractured her foot. The woman is seven months pregnant.

Police said Heisler also choking the woman until she thought she would pass out. The woman had multiple scratches and bruises, blood on her clothes, a swollen cheek and a sore throat, police said.

Heisler is being held in the St. Charles County jail. Bail was set at $15,000, cash only, and he is to have no contact with the victim.

If you have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic or sexual violence, find resources through the Bridgeway Women’s Center by calling 877-946-6854; or call the Safe Connections 24-hour crisis hotline at 314-531-2003.

Diana Woodside September 28, 2013 at 05:35 PM
He needs the key thrown away and the woman having the affair with a pregnant womans husband should be locked up too. No morals left in this country anymore. It's a complete wasteland.
Freedom for all September 30, 2013 at 09:09 AM
We get major influx of immigrants that don't care about US laws. Beating women in Mexico, Bosnia, Russia and in the Middle East is common practice. I'm pretttttty sure he's Bosnian The US is weak, with this president we are a joke. We will see crime quadruple with the amnesty and huge wave of Mexican illegals now getting a free entrance pass.
Diana Woodside September 30, 2013 at 10:03 AM
You are so right! My husband used to work at True several years ago and it was all Bosnians there. They got all the preferential treatment and he got so discouraged while working there. True would rather get the government grants and hire the Bosnian at low pay than give a hard working American a job. It really is sad. I completely understand people wanting to come here for a better life and escape the tortures and wars happening in their home country, and I even partner with a local ministry that helps these refugees. But that is the big difference, those people want a better life and want to improve themselves too. These other ones are just hoodlums taking our jobs and breaking the laws. The apartment complex behind On the Run on Highway K & Crusher is almost 100% foreign now. I won't even use the road anymore as you take your life into your hands hanging out there. They all work for Citicorp or Master Card and have no driving skills at all. It is so dangerous. If I was a cop and wanted to make some serious ticket quoitas, I would just hang out in the back of the parking lot at On The Run.
Tara Wilson October 10, 2013 at 12:53 PM
Nice guy - I am sure he wont shake the baby... Bet we see this moron on the news again in say 4-8 months. Poor baby never stood a chance.. birth control should mandatory
Gen November 07, 2013 at 12:47 PM
Why are you commenting on some one or a situation you know nothing about? He is an American, a good guy that would not hurt anyone. This article is not telling the whole story or anything about the wife and what she did in this situation.
Dodi November 13, 2013 at 09:07 AM
Of course people should not hurt others, or animals for that matter, but how did his nationality come up? And Bosnian from the name Heisler? There are plenty of plain country-loving white guys that beat their wives.
Diana Woodside November 13, 2013 at 09:50 AM
Dodi because there has been an influx of some pretty mean Muslims in our area, that's why.
Dodi November 13, 2013 at 10:48 AM
Is this guy Muslim?


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