Marty charged with felony domestic assault and making terroristic threats

William Joseph Marty, 41, Little Falls, was charged Oct. 24 in Morrison County District Court with one felony count each of domestic assault and making terroristic threats.

On Oct. 22, officers responded to a report of a domestic situation in Pike Creek Township.

They spoke with the victim who allegedly said that Marty, who she lived with, had been on the phone with her mother. He had become upset and allegedly said he would bash both the mother’s and the victim’s head in.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim, who was in the bathroom, told Marty to knock it off. He then began banging on the bathroom door, telling her he was going to bash her head in.

The victim said she was fearful for her life, thinking he was going to break the door down and hurt her.

She called the police from the bathroom, whispering so Marty would not hear her.

The victim allegedly said Marty had been violent with her mother in the past.

Marty was located in the basement of the residence. According to the complaint, he admitted he was upset and that he had told the victim he would “Kick her ass,” if she didn’t leave him alone.

An examination of Marty’s criminal history showed he was previously convicted of one count of fifth degree assault in May 2006 and again of two counts of fifth degree assault in December 2009.

If convicted, Marty faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.