Assailant sentenced to probation and community service

Published 11:08 am Monday, May 6, 2013

An Austin man was sentenced Friday in Mower County Court to probation and community service for assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

Jarred Salisbury, 20, was convicted of felony domestic assault and sentenced to five years’ supervised probation and 80 hours’ community service. One count of felony domestic assault by strangulation was dismissed.

According to the court complaint, officers went to the 1000 block of Third Avenue Northwest on Sept. 2, 2012, where a witness and the 19-year-old victim claimed Salisbury assaulted the victim. The complaint added the victim was breaking up with Salisbury and would not give him a goodbye kiss after she gave Salisbury a ride back to his father’s house. Salisbury then reportedly grabbed the woman’s neck and pushed her against the seat. The victim said she may have briefly blacked out and was scared that Salisbury would hit her.

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According to the report, Salisbury told the victim, “If you call the cops, it’s going to be twice as bad next time.”

When officers arrived, the witness corroborated the victim’s story. Salisbury had also reportedly punched the passenger side rear view mirror off of the car.