A Minnesota elementary school teacher was recently arrested and charged for assaulting his roommate. This individual has been placed on leave from his job at the school until his case plays out. He has also been charged with a total of two counts of domestic assault.
What happened, allegedly?
According to reports, the accused — a 26-year-old male — who lives and works in Barnesville, allegedly got into a fight with his roommate over how she was cleaning out the fridge. The roommate claimed the accused grabbed her, punched her, grabbed her neck, yelled at her and threatened to drown her. Authorities say she did present with bruises on her arms when they went to investigate the matter.
The charges filed against the accused were both misdemeanor domestic assault charges. One count was for causing fear of bodily harm or death. The other charge was for inflicting or attempting to inflict bodily harm. If convicted, he is looking at time behind bars and fines, among various other penalties.
Potential criminal defense
Fighting domestic assault charges in a Minnesota criminal court can prove to be a challenging task. In this case, it will be his word against hers, along with any supporting evidence provided to the court. Thankfully, the accused has the right to a criminal defense and a criminal defense attorney to help him fight the charges filed against him. With the right person in his corner, he can take all the necessary steps to fight for the best outcome possible.