Jeremy Nelson pleads guilty to reduced charge of simple assault

Jeremy Philip Nelson, 38, who was originally charged with Class C felony domestic violence and Class C felony child neglect, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in district court in Minot to a reduced charge of Class B misdemeanor domestic violence. The child neglect charge was dismissed under the terms of a plea deal.

On the assault charge, Judge Todd Cresap sentenced Nelson to 30 days in jail and gave him credit for 27 days already served. Cresap suspended three days of the sentence. He also placed Nelson on supervised probation for 18 months, ordered him to complete a class for domestic violence offenders, and to pay $250 in court costs.

During an argument n Nov. 13, 2019, Nelson started pushing his chest up against the other man. The other man asked Nelson to leave the residence and Nelson refused. At some point, the other man thought he was about to fall down a flight of steps and had wrapped his arms around Nelson. The two men fell down the stairs together and Nelson kicked the other man with his steel-toed boots and punched him with a closed fist. The victim suffered a concussion, a sprained neck, and a possible brain bleed during the physical altercation, according to a police affidavit filed with the court. The altercation reportedly took place in front of a child.


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