Little Falls man convicted for domestic assault

Dana William Smith, 35, originally from Foley now of Little Falls, was convicted of one felony count of domestic assault  March 21, in Morrison County District Court.

On Jan. 19, 2013, the Little Falls Police Department responded to 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 had a strong odor of alcohol coming from him, holding an infant.

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 didn’t live at the residence, was told to leave several times, but he 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 assaulted her, prevented her from leaving and smashed the phone.

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

Smith was sentenced to nine days in jail with credit for time served, supervised probation for five years and fined $135.

A gross misdemeanor charge of interfering with a 911 call was dismissed.

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