Motley man charged with domestic assault

Jory Lane Neelan,  25, Motley, was charged Dec. 31, 2012, with one felony count of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon and one misdemeanor count of domestic assault by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff.

Officers from several jurisdictions were dispatched Dec. 30, 2012, to a residence in Motley on a report of domestic assault.

The officers met with the victim who allegedly said she was assaulted by Neelan, her former boyfriend. She said an argument over money for babysitting started after she returned from work. When the argument escalated, Neelan allegedly threw a steak knife at the victim, then hit her on the elbow with a kitchen pot. The pot was damaged and photographed.

When the victim called 911, Neelan chased her outside.

According to the criminal complaint, Neelan was uncooperative, yelling and swearing at the officers when they met with him, but he allegedly admitted having an argument with the victim.

If convicted, Neelan faces a maximum penalty of seven years imprisonment and/or a $14,000 fine.

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