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WATERLOO (KWWL) - The wife of a man who authorities say barricaded himself and two others inside a Waterloo home Thursday is telling her side of the story.

She claims authorities got it wrong; she could have left at any time.  

Black Hawk County deputies arrested Brent Boggess in a Waterloo home on Madison street around 3 pm Thursday.

Boggess had two active warrants: one for assault and failure to appear in court.

Deputies say he barricaded himself, his wife and child in the home for nearly an hour before surrendering.

But his wife says that isn't true.

"My side of the story is...he never held no knife to us, never barricaded us in, never had nothing to us, absolutely nothing, he's not that type of guy," said Lisa Boggess.

Neighbors watched from afar.

"I was kind of weary of what was going on, with everything that's been going on in the area," said neighbor Vickie Nance.

Another neighbor was afraid more weapons were involved.

"I was with my little brother and my cousins too and I held them back in case anything ricocheted over here," said Dequavious Martin.

The heavy police presence left neighbors speculating, but Brent's wife says the situation doesn't paint an accurate picture.

"I am his wife and I'll always be an honest person, Brent is not like that and never will be," she said.

But some are skeptical, because a child was involved.

"It's a scary situation for the family, especially because there's a little boy, I know he's about 9," said Nance.

Lisa Boggess said when Brent is out of jail, they're moving away.

The sheriff's office says it's unlikely he'll face more charges because of what happened Thursday.

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