Randall man charged with felony domestic assault

Romero Ramiro Gallardo, 30, Randall, has been charged with one felony count of domestic assault by strangulation, one gross misdemeanor count of interfering with a 911 call and one misdemeanor count of domestic assault by intentionally inflicting bodily harm on another person.

On Nov. 21, the Morrison County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call reporting a domestic assault in progress in Randall. When the deputy arrived, he spoke with the caller who said Gallardo assaulted his wife. The caller also said another assault occurred the day before.

During the first assault, Gallardo allegedly held his wife down and placed his hand around her neck and choked her. During the second assault, Gallardo allegedly punched her eye and mouth with a closed fist.

While talking to police, Gallardo repeatedly pushed the caller to interrupt the call to law enforcement.

When the officer made contact with the victim, she had blood coming from her lip and it appeared to be swollen. According to the criminal complaint, she said Gallardo pushed her to the floor, straddled her and placed his hand around her throat and squeezed during the first argument.

During the second argument, allegedly over a lost cell phone, the victim told officers Gallardo punched her with a closed fist to her bottom lip first, then her right eye.

When the officer spoke to Gallardo, the criminal complaint said he admitted both placing his hand around his wife’s neck and hitting her. He was placed under arrest for the two assaults.

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