Funk charged with two counts of felony assault

Tony Robert Funk, 26, Rice, was charged Nov. 5 with one felony count each of domestic assault and domestic assault by strangulation.

On Nov. 3, a Morrison County Sheriff’s deputy met with a victim of domestic assault in Buckman. She said that she and Funk argued while in the car. He stopped and she got out of the vehicle and started to walk away.

Funk also got out of the car and allegedly pushed the victim to the ground, got on top of her and started to choke her. The victim said she began seeing black and felt as if she would lose consciousness.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim said Funk punched her in the arm several times. The deputy noted bruises on her body.

An examination of Funk’s criminal history showed convictions for both domestic assault in Morrison County in July 2010 and for making terroristic threats in Stearns County in October 2011. Due to the prior convictions, the current offense is deemed a felony.

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