Man denies aggravated assault for allegedly kicking sister in the face

Thursday, October 8, 2020
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A man has denied criminal charges that he pushed his sister to the ground and kicked her in the face, causing serious injuries, during a family scuffle.

William Jacob Nevius, 36, also denied assaulting his wife and resisting arrest during the incident that occurred last month near Pine Crest Road.

Nevius appeared in 22nd Judicial District Court recently and pleaded not guilty to one felony count of aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of partner/family member assault and resisting arrest.

He has already posted a $25,000 bond in the case and was placed on court-ordered conditions that include a 10 p.m. curfew unless he is working.

THE CASE

According to court documents, at 11 p.m. on Sept. 18, EMS personnel were called to a residence on Pine Crest Road on a report of an injured woman who was bleeding from the nose. Upon arrival, the ambulance crew summoned the Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office to “investigate an assault.”

The woman (identified as A.S.) told Deputies Cole Waltner and Daniel Palmer that she, her husband (Nevius) and her sister-in-law (identified as K.N.) had been talking about family members when Nevius grabbed his sister “in an inappropriate manner,” which started a physical fight, according to court documents.

A.S. tried to intervene and saw that when K.N. tried to protect herself, the assault escalated. A.S. said that Nevius kicked K.N. in the face when K.N. was on the ground.

A.S. retreated to a car, locked the doors and called 911. She also told deputies that Nevius had become more physically aggressive during the year, and this was the worst he had been, according to court documents.

Deputy Palmer noted that A.S. had blood on her face, neck and clothing. When he went to check on K.N. in the ambulance, he noted that she had visible injuries to her nose, eyes and face that included what appeared to be a broken nose and a “significant injury to her left eye,” according to court documents. K.N.’s nose and eyes appeared to be swollen and blood was running down her face as well, as she cried.

K.N. told deputies that Nevius had gone after A.S. and when K.N. tried to protect her, Nevius “pushed her down and smashed her face into the ground and A.S. ran away,” according to court documents. When further questioned, K.N. said that Nevius “was pissed off and ran after her, then he smashed us outside here and that’s when he kicked me in the face,” according to court documents.

Law enforcement found Nevius inside the house and instructed him to come outside. When he was told to step outside of the house, turn around and put his hands behind his back, he only complied with turning around. Nevius ignored repeated commands to put his hands behind his back, and deputies had to eventually grab his arms, push him up against a wall and unclench his hands, which Nevius had tried to keep in front of his body, according to court documents.

When Deputy Palmer told Nevius they were going to leave the house, Nevius replied, “No, we’re not” and began to tense his muscles. As Deputy Palmer physically removed Nevius from the house, Nevius yelled “Are you seriously going to drag me out of my ------- house?” according to court documents.