Woman charged with aggravated assault

A 19-year-old Minot woman is accused of beating up and choking another woman at the Park View Trailer Court on Dec. 12, 2017.

Briana S. McGuire is charged with Class C felony aggravated assault in district court in Minot.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, McGuire asked the other person about a third person regarding a property dispute. The other woman agreed to speak to the third party regarding the property. McGuire got in her car to leave and the other woman yelled something after her, such as “Good, you need to leave. I’ll get you back your (expletive).” McGuire then allegedly stopped, got out of the car, pushed the other woman to the ground, straddled her, punched her in the face and then put one hand around the alleged victim’s neck and choked her while continuing to strike her with the other hand. The other woman had visible injuries from the fight, including scratches, blush marks, bloodshot eyes, a bite mark on one of her arms and hair that had been pulled out of her scalp, according to police.

– Andrea Johnson