Malawi national in US charged for assaulting wife: Francis Msonthi released on bail


    Malawian national Francis Msonthi, 47, in United States, Montgomery County, was arrested after he allegedly assaulted his wife in their car and then tried to keep her from leaving until bystanders intervened, according to the Annapolis Police Department.

    Francis Msonthi and his wife whom he grabbed by the neck and her hair

    The confrontation happened about 3:40 p.m. Sunday in the unit block of Market Space.

    According to Annapolis Police report, the wife of Francis Msonthi, reported they argued and he assaulted her, and grabbed her by the neck and her hair.

    When his wife tried to leave the vehicle, police say Msonthi attempted to drive off until prevented by bystanders.

    The woman was able to remove her child from the vehicle and Msonthi fled the area. He later came to Annapolis Police Department headquarters to turn himself in.

    Msonthi was charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He was released by the District Court Commissioner on $7,500 bond.

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