Felony charge for woman in case of domestic assault

Published 11:12 pm Friday, August 3, 2018

An Albert Lea woman who allegedly strangled someone she knew in May has been charged with a felony in Freeborn County District Court.

Jasmine Lynn Gonzalez, 21, is charged with domestic assault by strangulation and misdemeanor domestic assault. Her first appearance on the charges was Thursday.

Court documents state Gonzalez was charged after officers were dispatched May 8 to an Albert Lea address on a report of a domestic assault. Officers reportedly noticed the alleged victim had blood on his white T-shirt and left hand.

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Gonzalez allegedly physically attacked the alleged victim and strangled him by putting her hands on his neck and pressing against his neck while she pushed him against the corner of a door, as well as hitting, kicking and pushing him.

The alleged victim was reportedly Facetiming during the incident, and a witness through the application said she saw Gonzalez yell and physically assault the alleged victim. A second witness through the application said she saw her strangle him for five to 10 seconds.

Marks reportedly consistent with having a hand applying pressure on the neck was found on the alleged victim’s neck, court documents state. Marks were reportedly noticed on other parts of his body.

Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to the charges. A settlement conference is scheduled for Oct. 4 and a jury trial is scheduled to start Nov. 13, if the case has not been settled by then.

Judge Steven Schwab released Gonzalez on her own recognizance, contingent on her not engaging in assaultive behavior, not possessing or using alcohol or controlled substances, and meeting other court requirements.

A mugshot for Gonzalez was not available at press time.


See what happened last night in the PM report here.

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