Man charged with felony assault

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003

JUNEAU (AP) -- A man was charged with felony assault for allegedly beating his girlfriend, dousing her with lighter fluid and threatening to set her on fire.

Timothy Nelson, 23, was arrested early Sunday on charges of third-degree domestic violence assault and resisting arrest. He was being held Monday without bail at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

A Juneau grand jury may convene this week to determine whether Nelson will be indicted on the felony charge, said police Sgt. Kevin Siska.

Police received a call about a domestic disturbance around 5 a.m. Sunday, said Sgt. Ben Coronell, one of the responding officers.

The victim told police Nelson came home early Sunday after being away for several days and the couple started arguing, Siska said. The argument lasted about 20 minutes, and quickly escalated.

The woman was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital where she was treated and released late Sunday morning.

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