Little Falls man charged with domestic assault

Jason Mounette Harris, 24, was charged Aug. 7, with one felony count of domestic assault by strangulation, one gross misdemeanor count of interfering with a 911 call and one misdemeanor count of intentionally inflicting bodily harm on another person.

On Aug. 5, the Little Falls Police Department responded to a report of a domestic assault in Little Falls. The victim stated when she arrived home, Harris asked for money for beer. When the victim said she had none, he allegedly became upset.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim told police when Harris became upset, she tried to get her children out of the room because she expected what would happened next.

Harris allegedly then grabbed her by the hair and pushed her face into the refrigerator. When she turned around, he began choking her.

The victim told police she couldn’t breathe and was frightened for the infant child in her arms.

When she tried calling 911, Harris allegedly tried to take the phone from her.

If convicted, Harris faces a maximum penalty of three years imprisonment and/or a $5,000 fine.