Son breaks up fight after father threatens mom, chokes brother

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WOODBURN, Ind. (WANE) – A man has been arrested and is facing charges for choking and punching his wife and young son.

According to police, Douglas Acosta got into a fight with his wife Sunday at their home in Woodburn after she picked him up from a bar.  Officers say he choked her, pinned her against a wall, and threatened to kill her.  One of their sons tried to get Acosta away from her.  Acosta choked him too and punched him on the side of his face.

Eventually the children were able to get their mother away from him and called 911.

Acosta has a history of operating while intoxicated and domestic battery charges.

Acosta now faces a class D felony for domestic battery, strangulation, and battery.  He was arrested and taken to jail the Allen County jail without bond. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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