Man arrested after alleged physical altercation over chores

NORFOLK, Neb. -- A Sunday night physical altercation led to the arrest of a Norfolk man.

Norfolk Police were called to a residents in the 600 block of East Park for a report of a physical disturbance between a man and a woman.

The woman said the altercation began with a verbal dispute over household chores. She said the fight escalated to the point that 26-year-old Joseph L. Provencher picked her up, threw her on top of the bed and sat on top of her. She said he then attempted to choke her and pinned her against the wall.

Police said the victim had minor injuries consistent with her statement. 

After police spoke with Provencher, he was then arrested for third-degree domestic assault. During the investigation, officers also recovered a package of psilocybin mushrooms allegedly belonging to Provencher.

He was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Provencher was housed in the Norfolk City Jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail.

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