Bricelyn man charged with domestic assault

Published 10:41 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Bricelyn man who allegedly strangled a woman he knew in September was charged with a felony that month in Faribault County District Court.

Lance Dennis Johnson

Lance Dennis Johnson, 38, is charged with domestic assault by strangulation and misdemeanor domestic assault.

Court documents state Johnson was charged after the Blue Earth Police Department was dispatched Sept. 24 to a residence in Blue Earth on a report of a domestic assault involving strangulation.

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After arriving at the scene, an officer reportedly met with the victim, who was described as having a red neck and showing signs of scratches.

She alleged Johnson grabbed her by the throat and started yelling during an argument they had over a phone call. 

The incident was witnessed by a child, court documents state.

An omnibus hearing in the case is scheduled Nov. 27.

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