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Stewartville man arrested following alleged domestic assault

December 27, 2018

STEWARTVILLE — A Stewartville man was arrested Monday night after he allegedly assaulted a woman and threw a loaded gun at her.

Grant Nelson, 27, may be facing a number of charges including felony charges of domestic assault by strangulation and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, according to Olmsted County Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Behrns.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence in the 2000 block of Peregrine Place Northwest around 7:40 p.m. Monday, Behrns said. Deputies initially did not know what the problem was but later determined a domestic assault had occurred.

A woman reported to deputies that an argument between her and Nelson began a few hours earlier when she found out someone was in the hospital and wanted to visit that person, according to Behrns. By the time deputies spoke with the woman, she had multiple bruises on her arms, face, head and neck, Behrns said.

During the altercation, Nelson reportedly choked the woman to the point of her passing out and threw her to the ground, Behrns said. At one point, the woman was able to grab a hammer from a toolbox and threw it at Nelson, hitting him in the stomach, Behrns said. Nelson allegedly had a .40-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun, waved it over his head and then threw it at the woman.

When deputies found the gun, it was loaded and had a round in the chamber, Behrns said.

Nelson left the residence and was located a short time later by deputies in the area of 23rd Street and Falcon Terrace. After exiting the vehicle, Nelson reportedly “put up a fight” and was taken to the ground by deputies and arrested, Behrns said.

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