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Kimball man held for assault of Sidney woman

 


A Kimball man faces charges of strangulation, terroristic threats and criminal mischief, all class four felonies, for assaulting a Sidney woman last weekend.

Colten Goetting, 21, reportedly assaulted the woman repeatedly on Saturday July 12. When the woman reported the crime on Sunday, the responding officer reportedly noticed bruises on the woman’s arms, a mark on her neck and that her left eye was swollen and puffy.

The fight reportedly began when the two were driving to the alleged victim’s apartment and the woman told Goetting to quit trying to fight everyone.

When they arrived at the woman’s apartment, he allegedly dragged her inside and and began hitting and kicking her and proceeded to break her phone and laptop.

The woman ran to the backyard in an attempt to get away, but Goetting allegedly caught her, put her in a choke hold and told her that he’d kill her if she screamed. He then reportedly threatened her with a steak knife and then held it to his own throat.

After that he choked the victim until she was nearly unconscious and made her drive him to Kimball with his hand on the steering wheel, threatening to wreck the car if she attempted to leave, according to court documents.

She stated that the assault went on for two hours at the house.

Police observed a hole in the wall of the woman’s home, where the cell phone was allegedly smashed.

A preliminary hearing in this case is scheduled for July 24 at 2:30 p.m. Goetting appeared in Cheyenne County court for the presentment of charges on Monday.

 

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