SE woman charged with four felonies

NEW ULM — A 25-year-old Sleepy Eye woman was charged with three counts of felony domestic assault and felony first degree damage to property in Brown County District Court Monday.

According to court documents, Nereyda D. Flores, 221 Summit St. S.E. physically assaulted three people: a victim she has a child in common with, her brother and mother. In addition, victims told police she crushed the roof and broke the windshield of a silver Chevrolet Impala.

Sleepy Eye Police were called to 211 Summit St. S.E. about a disturbance involving Flores fighting with people and breaking windows at about 7 p.m. Sunday.

At the scene, a witness said Victim 1 was inside the house with a bloody face. After the issuance of a signed search warrant, officers saw scratches on Victim 1’s face, neck and the inside of his mouth, plus dried blood on his face and ear.

Victim 1 said Flores came home from work and became angry with him, hit him in the face, reached into his mouth and hooked his cheek while punching him in the face. Flores then began damaging the vehicle after the victim ran into the house.

Victim 2 said he saw lights and heard dogs barking so he came out to see what was going on. Victim 2 saw Victim 1 running to the house, yelling at him to get Flores to stop.

Victim 1 told Victim 2, Flores’ brother, that Flores punched him while he was driving, then came towards Victim 1 and Victim 2 and stopped in between, telling Flores to leave.

Victim 3 came outside and said they saw Flores stomp on the car hood and roof and smash the windshield. Victim 2 said Flores hit her own head against the car hood, then pushed Victim 3, and Victim 2 intervened. Flores then scratched Victim 2’s face and grabbed him by the collar. Officers saw numerous blood spots on Victim 2’s shirt. Victim 3, Flores’ mother, grabbed her in an attempt to stop her and was pushed by her.

At Sleepy Eye Medical Center, Flores told police she went to a car with Victim 1. On the way home, they argued, hit each other in the face and Victim 1 bit Flores’ finger.

At home, Flores got upset because her family sided with Victim 1’s version of events, so she smashed the car’s windshield and roof. A preliminary breath test on Flores read .095 at 10:20 p.m. She was booked into jail at 11:43 p.m. Sunday.

She was convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault on Oct. 8, 2013, and gross misdemeanor domestic abuse on Feb. 10, 2014, in Brown County court. Both convictions are qualified domestic violence offenses within 10 years.


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