Allen charged with domestic assault; faces three years in prison

Michael Emory Allen, 25, Little Falls, has been charged with one felony county of domestic assault by strangulation and one misdemeanor count of domestic assault – intentionally inflicting or attempting to inflict bodily harm on another person.

On Sept. 14, Little Falls police officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute in progress at a residence on Seventh Avenue Northeast in the city.

Officers arrived at the scene and could hear a female yelling for help. They tried to kick in the door, but had no success.

The officers later heard Allen say he was going to open the door. When he did, the officers entered.

The officers located the female in the bathroom crying and she appeared to be terrified. She allegedly told the officers she and Allen had got into a fight because he had taken her vehicle without her permission.

She said she had tried to shut herself in a bedroom, but that Allen had got in before she could lock the door. Allegedly he had told her to be quiet and then covered her mouth while standing behind her. At the same time, according to the criminal complaint, he covered her throat with his other arm, causing her to be unable to breathe. He eventually stopped choking her.

Allen was placed under arrest for domestic assault.

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