Warrant issued for Worthington man charged with domestic assault

Lucas Lopez-Lopez is wanted in connection with a domestic assault case from early October.

A close-up photo of police lights by night
A close-up photo of police lights by night

WORTHINGTON — A warrant has been issued for Lucas Lopez-Lopez, 23, of Worthington in connection with two counts of domestic assault at both the felony and misdemeanor level.

A Worthington police officer responded to a report of domestic assault at a Worthington residence on Oct. 7. The officer arrived and spoke to the victim, who stated that Lopez-Lopez forced her from the bedroom during an argument. Lopez-Lopez reportedly hit her on the left arm and proceeded to choke her from the front with both hands around her neck. The victim reportedly told police she could not breathe. The officer noted that the victim had a scratch on her hand, and red marks on her hands, arms and neck.

Lopez-Lopez left in a red passenger vehicle after the altercation. His whereabouts are currently unknown.

If convicted, Lopez-Lopez faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine for the felony-level domestic abuse charge. The misdemeanor domestic abuse charge carries a maximum 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

Emma McNamee joined The Globe team in October 2021 as a reporter covering Crime & Courts, Politics, and the City beats. Born and raised in Duluth, Minn., McNamee left her hometown to attend school in Chicago at Columbia College. She graduated in 2021 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in News & Feature Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.
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