Alleged assault draws five criminal charges

Published 11:49 am Wednesday, April 11, 2012

An Austin man who allegedly assaulted a woman and two teens on Easter was charged Tuesday in Mower County Court.

Hector Alanzo Estrada, 32, faces five criminal charges: three counts of gross misdemeanor domestic assault for repeat offenses, gross misdemeanor interference with a 911 call and providing a false name to an officer, a misdemeanor.

Police responded to a call after 9 p.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Fifth Avenue NW after Estrada allegedly shoved a 33-year-old woman and punched both a 15-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl in their faces. According to the court complaint, the officer noticed red marks on both teens’ faces, and Estrada reportedly took the cell phone from the 17-year-old after she dialed 911.

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Estrada had already left the home before police arrived, according to the court complaint. According to Police Chief Brian Krueger, officers used a K-9, Bosco, to find Estrada in the same neighborhood hiding in between some bushes and a fence. Estrada allegedly wouldn’t come out when officers asked him several times, but Bosco successfully removed Estrada from hiding.

Police took Estrada to Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin where he was treated for the dog bite. A preliminary breath test also recorded Estrada at a .177 blood-alcohol level, the complaint states.

Estrada’s record shows a conviction for domestic assault in November 2009, as well. His next court appearance is scheduled for April 19.