Man threatens to bury woman in backyard, children present during assault

A man assaulted a woman and told her he had no problem burying her in the backyard in front of children who were in the home during the alleged attack, according to a police report.

Officers were called about 8:45 p.m. Thursday to the 7700 block of Woodland Drive, off 76th Avenue North, where a 46-year-old woman and two children reported the incident.

Police said that two children appeared to be crying in the kitchen when they arrived, and the victim was curled up on the couch.

The victim told police that William Grammer, 49, struck her in the ribs and the side of the head. She also said Grammer told her he had no problem burying her in the backyard and that he was not afraid to go to jail, according to the report.

Two children told police they heard Grammer say he didn’t have a problem burying her in the backyard and saw Grammer put the victim in a headlock, authorities said.

Grammer told police that they were only arguing and that he did not touch the victim, police said.

Authorities said that due to the victim’s injuries and the threats Grammer made, he was arrested and charged with criminal domestic violence.