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Repeat Offender Faces Felony Domestic Assault Charge

Danny Lee Pritchard Jr. is accused of slapping his wife in the head following an argument over a video game console.

A Hopkins man who’s been convicted of previous assault charges has been charged with felony domestic assault following an argument that arose over a video game console last week.

Police started investigating the incident when a woman went to the Police Department lobby Friday following the argument, Police Sgt. Michael Glassberg wrote in the charging documents. She told officers her husband, 31-year-old Danny Lee Pritchard Jr., packed her things and told her to leave their home with their children.

She said he “then hit her on the head with an open hand,” according to the charging documents. The woman said Pritchard had also threatened her life and assaulted her multiple times in the past.

According to court records, Pritchard’s prior convictions include:

  • Fifth-degree domestic assault in 2000
  • Domestic assault in 2001
  • Violation of a domestic assault no contact order in 2002
  • Fifth-degree assault in 2003

If convicted of the most-recent charge, Pritchard could be sentenced up to five years in prison and fined $10,000.

 

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