NU man accepts plea deal in domestic assault case

NEW ULM — A 29-year-old New Ulm man originally charged with domestic assault and disorderly conduct, accepted a plea agreement in Brown County District Court Thursday.

Justin J. Holm, of New Ulm was originally charged with two misdemeanor counts before a disorderly conduct charge was dismissed in the agreement that prevented a one-day jury trial. A sentencing date was set for 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 23.

According to court documents, New Ulm Police were dispatched on Sept. 16, 2019 to Washington Learning Center, 910 14th St. N. for a reported assault.

At the school, police talked with Baily Lamountain who said she got into an argument with the father of her child regarding custody issues. Lamountain said the argument escalated outside the school and Holm hit her in the side of her face near her eye.

Police observed redness and swelling near Lamountain’s right eye and broken blood vessels in the eye.

Holm told police he got into an argument with Lamountain and admitted throwing a pickle at her after becoming upset with her. Holm was arrested and yelled at Lamountain while he was being put into a squad car.