Isanti man pleads not guilty to domestic assault charges

A 44-year-old Isanti man pleaded not guilty March 21 in Anoka County District Court to felony domestic assault and terroristic threats charges stemming from an alleged incident that crossed over into Anoka County.

Jack Leonard Williams was arraigned in court on the two felony charges Feb. 21.

According to the criminal complaint, Williams’ ex-girlfriend accused him of choking and punching her, threatening to kill her and hide her body where nobody would find it.

She alleged that this happened when they were driving from Isanti to Andover Feb. 20.

Williams is scheduled to go on trial May 13. He asked for a speedy trial, according to court records.

Domestic assault charges normally start as misdemeanors, but can be elevated to the gross misdemeanor or felony level if the suspect has a history of domestic violence.

According to the complaint, Williams was convicted twice in 2009 in Anoka County for domestic-related incidents and sent to prison for these offenses. He was convicted of violating an order for protection and violating a domestic abuse no contact order.

Eric Hagen is at [email protected]


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