NU woman faces felony assault charge

NEW ULM — A 27-year old New Ulm woman faces third-degree felony assault and misdemeanor domestic assault and fifth-degree assault charges in Brown County District Court after New Ulm Police were called to a domestic dispute on Dec. 28.

Megan K. Miller, 717 S. Minnesota St., was booked into the Brown County Jail after telling police she punched a man in the mouth after he poured beer on her, according to the criminal complaint.

New Ulm Police were dispatched to 717 S. Minnesota St. for a physical domestic in progress. At the residence, police were met at the door by Miller.

Miller said she was talking with the man about who would watch the three children she has in common with the man the next day. Miller said she tried to get his cell phone, he taunted her and she punched him in the mouth after he poured beer on her and hit her head with a bottle.

Miller said she had no injuries or pain but was defending herself and was the one in trouble.

Police talked with the victim who pointed out two small pieces of his tooth on the counter. Police saw his gums and lips were bloodied and photographed the injuries.

The victim said Miller tried to take his cell phone from his when he was on the couch because she wanted to see a text message about who would watch the kids in the morning. The victim said he wouldn’t give her the phone and she punched him in the mouth with a closed fist. He said Miller tried to pry the phone from his hand when he poured his beer on her head and she punched him two or three more times.

Police put the pieces of tooth in a plastic baggie and took them as evidence. The victim also had mouth injuries. Miller was arrested for domestic assault.