A Waco man was arrested Tuesday for the May 2015 assault of his wife who was allegedly stabbed with a broken bar stool, strangled and prevented from leaving a bedroom for two days after the assault, an arrest affidavit states.

Ronnie Frank Jones, 42, was arrested after Bellmead police began to investigate the assault at a Bellmead home. According to the affidavit, Jones got into a disturbance with his 40-year-old wife when he took a broken piece of a bar stool and stabbed her in the leg.

"In the course of the same event, Ronnie Frank Jones unlawfully restrained the victim by intentionally and knowingly restraining her in her bedroom for two days with intent to prevent her liberation to seek medical attention," the affidavit states.

Jones allegedly also prevented his wife from using a phone to call for medical help or request assistance, the affidavit states.

In early January, Jones allegedly choked his wife with his hands and shoved a piece of clothing in her mouth while choking her, the affidavit states

Jones was taken to McLennan County Jail on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two third-degree felony charges of unlawful restraint and assault/strangulation, and a Class A misdemeanor charge of interference with an emergency services call. He was released from custody Tuesday after posting a bond listed at $125,000.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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