• Christopher M. Dreyling, 31, 1310 German St. S., New Ulm, was charged with felony domestic assault, gross misdemeanor domestic assault-subsequent violation and misdemeanor domestic assault-commits act to cause fear or immediate bodily harm or death and 4th-degree damage to property April 27.
According to court documents, New Ulm Police were dispatched to the Nova House, 1310 German St. S., at 5:34 p.m. April 26 for a male party being destructive.
Police talked to a Nova House employee who said she witnessed Dreyling punch Victim 1 in the back of the head and that Victim 1 did not provoke the assault in any way. Victim 1 told the same story and said he was not injured but had pain after he was hit by Dreyling.
A Nova House employee photographed damage including a clock Dreyling broke, a hole in the drywall and a damaged door valued at $225.
Dreyling told police he was in his room when Victim 2 approached him about being upset about noise he made. Dreyling said Victim 2 told him to “shut up” and Dreyling shoved Victim 2 but nobody was injured.
Dreyling admitted to punching another house tenant, identified as Victim 1, in the back of the head and that Victim 1 did not punch him back.
Dreyling was convicted of Violation of an Order for Protection for an offense on March 22, 2010; gross misdemeanor domestic assault from from an offense on July 26, 2013 and felony domestic assault from an offense on Jan. 12, 2017. He remains in custody in the Brown County Jail.