LF man faces felony strangulation charges

Boyd Dean Cummins, 53, Little Falls, has been charged with one felony count each of domestic assault and domestic assault by strangulation. He has also be charged with one gross misdemeanor count of interference with a 911 call.

Charges stem from the result of a call Feb. 21, to the Little Falls Police Department of a domestic assault occurring.

Allegedly, when responding, officers were let inside the residence by Cummins who stated he was assaulted by the victim who was upstairs.

Upon investigating, the officers observed blood on the victim who allegedly said Cummins had hit and choked her.

When the victim was speaking to a 911 dispatcher,  Cummins allegedly took the phone from her and hung it up.

An examination of Cummins’ criminal history showed a prior conviction for terroristic threats and violating a domestic abuse no contact order in 2010. He was also convicted of domestic assault on Jan. 24.

If found guilty, Cummins faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine