• Brandon A. Dejong, 31, 115 1/2 N. Minnesota St., New Ulm, was charged with felony domestic assault-by strangulation, gross misdemeanor domestic assault-subsequent violation Monday and misdemeanor disorderly conduct Tuesday. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were dispatched at 1:01 a.m., Oct. 28 to 115 1/2 N. Minnesota St. for a domestic issue.
At the scene, an emotional victim said she and her boyfriend, Dejong, had a bad night. She pointed to him in the living room. The woman said she and Dejong were drinking at home when he told her to go to the bar in an effort to unwind from the stress of taking care of their son who has type 1 diabetes. When she returned from Rodney’s Tavern, said said he got upset that she was gone so long and they argued.
The woman said Dejong threw their television to the ground, pushed her against a wall and started to strangle her. The woman said she could not breathe for a while before getting away from Dejong to call 911. Police observed quite a bit of redness around her neck and upper chest.
Dejong was convicted of a prior domestic abuse related offense-gross misdemeanor domestic assault on Oct. 25, 2010 in Stevens County Court.
• Thomas J. Campbell, 37, 315 N. State St., New Ulm, was charged with two counts of gross misdemeanor DWI Monday. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were at 3rd North Street and Broadway at 1:16 a.m. Oct. 27 when they saw a vehicle stopped on Broadway at 3rd North, facing north, but remained stopped for an extended period of time despite a green light.
Police stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Campbell with intoxication clues. He admitted drinking and failed a field sobriety and preliminary breath test. Campbell was arrested. A breath sample provided at 1:58 a.m. showed an alcohol concentration of .22 grams per 210 liters of breath.