Foley man charged with domestic assault

Dana William Smith, 35, Foley, was charged Jan. 23, with one felony count of domestic assault and one gross misdemeanor count of interfering with an emergency 911 call by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff.

On Jan. 19, a report was received by the Little Falls Police Department of a domestic incident at the mobile home park in Little Falls.

Officers encountered the victim who had blood on her hands. She directed the officers to the bedroom where they found Smith, who allegedly had a strong odor of alcohol coming from him, holding an infant.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim told officers that when she came home and found Smith drunk, he assaulted her several times, pushing her into doors and walls.

Smith, who does not live at the residence, was told to leave several times, but he allegedly refused. When the victim tried to call 911, Smith grabbed the phone and would not let her call. When the victim tried to leave the residence, he allegedly assaulted her, prevented her from leaving and smashed the phone.

An examination of Smith’s criminal history showed he was convicted of fourth degree assault in May 2012, gross misdemeanor domestic assault in April 2008 and fifth degree assault in November 2005.

If convicted, Smith faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine.