Wells man facing charges after alleged strangulation

Published 7:36 pm Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A Wells man faces several criminal charges in Faribault County after he allegedly strangled a woman late last month.

Brice Lee Mulholland, 33, is charged with domestic assault by strangulation and two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault.

Brice Mulholland

Brice Mulholland

Court documents state he was arrested after law enforcement officers responded to a report that a woman was being assaulted by Mulholland Dec. 31. Upon arriving, officers took MulhollandĀ into custody.

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The woman, who was known to Mulholland, told officers he was mad at her and told her to pack her things and leave. She reported that once she packed her things, Mulholland told her she was not leaving, got on top of her and covered her mouth when she tried to scream.

Court documents state she said Mulholland had both of his hands around her neck and tried to strangle her, choking her until she nearly passed out then letting go.

Mulholland allegedly held her down and told her to be quiet after officers arrived.

An omnibus hearing on the case was Monday. A plea hearing is scheduled for Monday.

Domestic assault by strangulation carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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