Bollig charged with domestic assault and fleeing an officer

Peter John Bollig, 41, Cushing, was charged Sept. 25, with one felony count each of domestic assault by strangulation and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

On Sept. 24, Morrison County Sheriff’s officers responded to a report of a domestic assault in Cushing Township. They met with the victim whose forehead had a small cut and bump and whose wrist had a bruise.

The victim said she and Bollig got into an argument and he allegedly became increasingly upset. She said he hit her in the head with a closed fist, pulled her hair then threw her to the ground. She told officers that when she tried to get up, he grabbed her around the neck and started to choke her.

According to the criminal report, Bollig told the victim he would kill her. She said she was in fear for her life.

The victim told officers a third party intervened in the assault and Bollig left the scene.

Officers attempted to locate Bollig while another stayed behind with the victim. When Bollig returned to the scene, the officer told him to get out of the vehicle with his hands up. He complied, but allegedly refused to get on the ground. The deputy drew his weapon and ordered Bollig to get on the ground, but Bollig said he was not going to lay in the dirt. He then returned to his vehicle and left the scene.

The deputy followed with red lights and siren, but Bollig drove into the woods and the deputy was unable to follow.

Bollig eventually drove back to the scene and gave himself up.

If convicted, Bollig faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine.