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Ocheyedan man sentenced for domestic assalt

JACKSON -- Wesley Gerald Hanson, 25, of Ocheyedan, Iowa, has been convicted in Jackson County District Court of second-degree assault, a felony, after an attack last year in Lakefield on his girlfriend.According to court documents, the victim tol...

JACKSON - Wesley Gerald Hanson, 25, of Ocheyedan, Iowa, has been convicted in Jackson County District Court of second-degree assault, a felony, after an attack last year in Lakefield on his girlfriend.
According to court documents, the victim told law enforcement that Hanson had assaulted her twice in August incidents that began around 3:30 a.m. Hanson threw the victim to the ground and on the couch before slapping her in the face and punching her with a closed fist. The victim said Hanson then grabbed a torch, held the open flame next to her and said, “I am going to burn your face.”
The assault lasted between two and four hours, according to the victim, and one of the couple’s children was a witness. Hanson told the woman he was going to kill her and that he would come after her once he was out of jail. He then left the home and returned at 9:30 a.m. to retrieve his work truck, then continued the assault by kicking the woman several times.
Hanson was initially charged with two other offenses, a misdemeanor domestic assault charge and a felony terroristic threats charge. As part of a plea deal, those two were dismissed.
Hanson has been placed on supervised probation for seven years, which began in February. He was given a 21-month prison sentence that is stayed for seven years. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for 90 days already served.
Hanson is required to attend an anger management course and enter domestic abuse counseling or treatment. He is to not have contact with the victim and is to pay restitution for ongoing treatment resulting from the assault. He was also fined $1,000.
Second-degree assault carries a maximum sentence of seven years imprisonment, a $14,000 fine or both.

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