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Austin man facing domestic assault and assault charges after domestic disturbance involving his two sons

An Austin man is facing domestic assault and assault charges in Mower County District Court after a domestic disturbance late Friday evening involving his two sons.


Austin Police officers responded to the incident at 11:45 p.m. Friday evening at a residence in the 1800 block of 3rd Street Northeast.  Chief of Police Dave McKichan reported that the victim, an 18-year old male from Austin told authorities that he and his father, later identified as 42-year old Emilio Gutierrez of Austin had gotten into an argument where Gutierrez had allegedly brandished a knife.  The victim went on to state that Gutierrez had lacerated his cheek while swinging the knife, causing an approximate 2 ½ inch long wound. Chief McKichan stated that officers photographed the wound and took Gutierrez into custody.

Gutierrez is currently in the Mower County jail, where he is facing a felony charge of 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon and also a misdemeanor domestic assault charge.  McKichan also stated that a juvenile male who is Gutierrez’s son was uninjured after trying to stop the altercation.

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