Joshua Anthony Schreder, 27, Little Falls, was charged July 1, with one felony count each of third degree assault and domestic assault by strangulation, and one gross misdemeanor count of a subsequent violation of domestic assault.
On June 30, the Little Falls Police Department received a report of a domestic assault. The victim told police that when she returned home at 4:30 a.m., her boyfriend, Schreder, was asleep on the couch and the apartment was filled with smoke from a pizza in the oven.
The victim allegedly told police she tried to wake Schreder up, believing he had been drinking.
When she did awaken him, she allegedly said he attacked her while in a daze, choking her until it was hard for her to breathe.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim told police Schreder pushed her several times and that she was afraid for her safety.
A wall and a door were damaged.
The victim had injuries to her neck, face, arm and hand as a result of the assault. She later learned she had a broken finger.
She also told police Schreder said he had a gun in the residence and while she had never seen one, his comment concerned her.
An examination of Schreder’s criminal history showed he has prior domestic assault convictions from Anoka County in July 2009.
If convicted, Schreder faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.