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Ely man charged in 3rd-degree felony assault case

Posted 6/9/21

ELY – A 25-year-old Ely man faces a third-degree felony assault charge and a misdemeanor charge in connection with a reported assault last month.Nicholas Stewart Walter, 645 East James Street, …

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Ely man charged in 3rd-degree felony assault case

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ELY – A 25-year-old Ely man faces a third-degree felony assault charge and a misdemeanor charge in connection with a reported assault last month.
Nicholas Stewart Walter, 645 East James Street, was arrested on May 29, according to the Ely Police Department, following a dispatch to the residence and the report of a female needing medical attention after being assaulted.
The alleged victim had multiple facial injuries, raised bumps on her forehead, a raised bump on the left side of her face near the jaw, and a laceration on her chin, according to the EPD report. The victim was transported to the Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital where she received multiple sutures for the chin laceration.
According to authorities, Walter came home from a local drinking establishment and fell asleep in a recliner. When the victim attempted to wake him up, he allegedly kicked at her, pushed her to the floor, started to punch her in the head and threw objects at her. The victim later left the residence and went to a neighbor’s house and called authorities.
Walter was arrested and submitted to a preliminary breath test that indicated a 0.241 breath alcohol content. Walter was later released and is waiting on court action on the charges.
The felony charge of assault in the third degree carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or $10,000 fine. The misdemeanor domestic assault charge carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

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