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Worthington man charged with two counts of domestic assault

Kyle Hohensee has been charged with two counts of domestic assault following an Oct. 31 altercation.

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UPDATE: As of Nov. 30, 2021, these charges were dismissed by the Nobles County Fifth District Court.

NOBLES COUNTY — Kyle Hohensee, 35, of Worthington, has been charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of domestic abuse.

The Nobles County Sheriff's Office responded to an Oct. 31 report of domestic assault at a residence in Round Lake. Upon arriving at the residence, officers spoke with Hohensee, who stated that an altercation had occurred with the victim after she arrived home from a party and went to sleep in the trailer instead of coming into the house. Hohensee said when he went out to check on the victim, she began hitting him with closed fists. Officers observed red marks on Hohensee’s shoulders, neck and head, as well as a small cut on his wrist.

Police also spoke to the victim, who reported that she had fought with Hohensee at the party and had gone to the camper to avoid further conflict. Hohensee allegedly came out to the camper and got on top of the victim, before grabbing her by the ear and throat. With her breathing reportedly restricted, the victim began to hit Hohensee. The officer taking the victim’s statement noted that her ear was bleeding and that she had blood on the side of her face.

Hohensee was placed under arrest and transported to the Nobles County Jail. If convicted, he faces a maximum of three years in prison for the felony domestic assault charge and/or a $5,000 fine, and 90 days in prison for the domestic assault misdemeanor charge, with a possible $1,000 fine.

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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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