Lack of victim cooperation cited in dismissal of 3 felony cases

Sep. 17—The Jasper County prosecutor's office Thursday dismissed three defendants' felony domestic assault cases due to a lack of cooperation on the part of their victims.

Dony A. Hernandez, 25, of Carthage, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court on charges of second-degree domestic assault and first-degree child endangerment. The prosecutor's office announced that the charges were being dismissed when his ex-girlfriend did not show up to testify against him.

Hernandez was arrested on the charges after an incident Nov. 30 during which he allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend in the head with a thermos bottle and punched her forehead. At the time, she purportedly was holding her child in her arms.

A charge of second-degree domestic assault on which Aaron M. Hutchins, 25, was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing also was dismissed due to a lack of cooperation on the part of the victim.

Hutchins was accused of grabbing his pregnant fiancee by the throat during an argument Feb. 8 at his residence in Carthage. He later purportedly got on top of her on a bed and put her in a chokehold, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

The prosecutor's office dismissed a count of second-degree domestic assault that had been filed three months ago on Theodore J. Pfeifle, 39, of Carthage.

The charge involved the assault of a girlfriend June 6 at the defendant's apartment. A probable-cause affidavit alleged that he got on top of her and choked her several times with his hands, causing her to lose consciousness at one point. He also purportedly grabbed her by her hair and slammed her head down.

Pfeifle also was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Thursday, but the victim failed to show up to testify against him.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Molly-Mae Hague says she was a 'mess' as she undergoes endometriosis surgery

Molly-Mae Hague has opened up on her endometriosis surgery, after keeping the operation under wraps. Love Island beauty Molly-Mae, 22, decided to keep the exact surgery date a secret until ... Read more »

Cristiano Ronaldo sends defiant message to Man Utd teammates ahead of crunch Atalanta tie

Cristiano Ronaldo has urged his Manchester United teammates to silence their critics and “prove themselves to the world” during their Champions League clash with Atalanta. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’ s side ... Read more »

Tickets on sale for Ireland-Portugal from later this week, with Aviva Stadium at 100% capacity

© Ryan Byrne INPHO A general view of September’s Ireland-Portugal clash at Estadio Algarve. THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION of Ireland [FAI] has announced that ticket sales for next month’s clash with ... Read more »

B.C. Interior town has the highest gas prices in the region and no one seems to know why

© Mike Blake/Reuters Regular gas costs $1.64 per litre in Revelstoke, B.C., as of Oct. 18, according to GasBuddy. Howard Lehman has been running a fairly successful taxi fleet in ... Read more »

S&P/TSX composite climbs past 21,000 for the first time, U.S. markets also up

TORONTO — Strong performances from tech and financials led Canada’s main stock index to a record close as it topped the 21,000 mark for the first time, while U.S. stock ... Read more »

Paramedic on stand at murder trial of stepmother in killing of 7-year-old Quebec girl

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Que. — A paramedic who went to the home of a seven-year-old Granby, Que., girl who died in April 2019 told a trial Tuesday the girl was not breathing ... Read more »

Toymaker Spin Master creates $100M venture capital fund for early-stage companies

TORONTO — Spin Master Corp. is investing $100 million in early-stage toy, entertainment and digital games companies in a bid to bolster its product development pipeline. © Provided by The ... Read more »

Flexible thinking keeps Bangladesh afloat but they remain behind the curve in T20

Only one of Bangladesh’s changes was successful in their 26-run win over Oman. Mohammad Naim made 64 after being brought back to the side replacing Soumya Sarkar. But Mahedi Hasan, ... Read more »

Ludhiana: Encroachments, makeshift stalls on roadsides banned

© Provided by Hindustan Times Ludhiana joint commissioner of police (headquarters) J Elanchezhian said that encroachments and makeshift stalls on roadsides lead to traffic jams and mishaps. (HT file) Ahead ... Read more »

A federal judge shut down Josh Duggar's attempt to throw out child pornography evidence in a blistering ruling

© Kris Connor/Getty Images A federal judge shut down Josh Duggar’s attempt to throw out child pornography evidence in a blistering ruling The former reality TV star Josh Duggar sought ... Read more »

adidas Debuts First-Ever “Lego Week” With Exclusive Drops for the Whole Family

© Courtesy of adidas adidas-lego-week Lego and adidas are two brands that go great together. You may recall their popular Superstar and “Bricks” collaborations, which brought designs inspired by the ... Read more »

Outriders, Age of Empires IV, and other titles coming to Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass holders can expect several new titles this month. They’ll be able to enjoy instant access to Into the Pit on all platforms and Outriders on PC. © ... Read more »

How to Find Candy in Fortnite

Fortnitemares is back and better than ever, and challenges to commemorate the spooky season occupy players in the meantime. Here’s how to find candy in Fortnite. Candies aren’t new to ... Read more »

Pillsbury's Beloved Halloween Sugar Cookies Now Come in a 72-Count MEGA Pack

If you’re able to go to the grocery store around Halloween and resist picking up a pack of Pillsbury’s Pumpkin and Ghost Sugar Cookie Dough, well, you have more self-control ... Read more »

How much a heat pump could save you - the future savings to your energy bills

The UK is in the midst of an energy crisis with numerous energy firms collapsing due to a global spike in gas prices. Many Brits are bracing themselves for a ... Read more »

8 best pre-lit Christmas trees to brighten up your holiday decor

Buying Christmas lights for the tree year after year can be very annoying. Strands get tangled, bulbs burn out, and you never know if you’re going to pull out a ... Read more »

Sangrur farmers remove uneven slabs acting as road dividers

© Provided by Hindustan Times Farmers claims the divider causes accidents rather than preventing these due to its uneven and shoddy design. (HT Photo) Sangrur Hundreds of farmers removed uneven ... Read more »

Allswell Supreme Mattress Review

© Allswell Allswell Supreme Mattress Review — Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Many mattresses we test here ... Read more »

NYC's New Observation Deck Is Delightfully Disorienting

© Courtesy of Summit One Vanderbilt NYC’s New Observation Deck Is Delightfully Disorienting Courtesy of Summit One Vanderbilt Go for the views, stay for the interactive art installations that challenge ... Read more »

Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by Southern Company — Amid failing power grid, Puerto Ricans go DIY

Today is Tuesday. Welcome to Equilibrium, a newsletter that tracks the growing global battle over the future of sustainability. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup. © Getty Images Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by Southern ... Read more »

Lethal Tempo and Glacial Augment being updated, First Strike added as new rune choice for League's 2022 preseason

© Provided by Dot Esports The 2022 League of Legends preseason is aiming to make the game’s champions and items more diverse by bringing along some major changes to a ... Read more »

San Francisco announces cash rewards to collar auto burglars

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will give out cash awards of up to $100,000 for information about the ringleaders of high-level auto burglaries — in yet another push to ... Read more »

Who gets to be famous in art history? This children's book balances the scales

There’s a new art museum containing works from around the world that date back as far as 40,000 years — but you won’t have to stand on your feet all ... Read more »

You Could Win a 12-day Trip to Ireland for 2 — All You Have to Do Is Solve Some Riddles

The luck of the Irish will soon be sending one winner and a guest on an epic 12-day Ireland trip worth $6,000. © Provided by Travel + Leisure Hugh Rooney/Getty ... Read more »

McAuliffe nods along as Stacey Abrams tells 'Big Lie' that Georgia race was stolen from her

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe nodded along as Democratic activist and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams repeated the claim that she truly won the 2018 governor’s race. “You ... Read more »

Partnership to harness inherent strengths of India, UAE and Israel

© Provided by Khaleej Times Partnership to harness inherent strengths of India, UAE and Israel With a shared vision and hope for regional peace, stability and economic growth, business leaders ... Read more »

Josh Allen's best plays from 3-TD game Week 6

Watch all of Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen‘s best plays from his 3-touchdown game in Week 6 of the 2021 season. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports ... Read more »

Nebraska GOP Rep. Fortenberry indicted

A federal grand jury indicted Rep. Jeff Fortenberry on Tuesday, alleging that the Nebraska GOP congressman concealed information and made false statements to authorities. The Justice Department said that Fortenberry ... Read more »

New York City activists, residents awarded $1M prize

1 / 5Philanthropy New York City ResidentsIn this Oct. 4, 2021, photo provided by Coothill Nelson, Fela Barclift poses for a photo in New York. Barclift is one of the ... Read more »

Union Pacific and its unions sue each other over vaccine

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific and its labor unions are suing each other to determine whether the railroad has the authority to require its employees to get vaccinated against ... Read more »

Cars and gas bills face more tax to reach ‘net zero', says Treasury

Net zero graphic New taxes will be needed to make Britain “net zero” in carbon emissions by 2050, the Treasury warned on Tuesday as it opened the door to extra ... Read more »

Deadline for long overdue Prevent review missed in weeks before Sir David Amess' murder

© Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images The appointment of former Charity Commission head William Shawcross as the independent reviewer of Prevent sparked a boycott by charities – Dominic Lipinski ... Read more »

Former head of FBI starts new job driving a school bus

© CBS Mike Mason has gone from running the FBI’s cyber criminal unit to driving a school bus – CBS The former No. 4 at the FBI who spurned retirement ... Read more »

Alejandro Mayorkas: Homeland Security secretary tests positive for Covid-19 days after attending event with Bidens

© AP Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Washington – AP Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of Homeland ... Read more »

Andy Murray wins epic duel against Frances Tiafoe in European Open first-round tie

Andy Murray recorded another top-50 win as he overcame Frances Tiafoe in an epic first-round meeting at the European Open in Antwerp. In a match that lasted more than three-and-a-half ... Read more »

Murder suspect deleted texts, photos the day mother, daughter reported missing: court

© Provided by The Canadian Press CALGARY — The trial of a Calgary man who admits he killed his girlfriend and is accused in her young daughter’s death has heard ... Read more »

End of the ward? NHS boss says single rooms should be norm in post-Covid hospitals

Single rooms should become the “default” in hospitals, NHS England’s medical director has said, signalling an end to multi-patient wards. © Peter Byrne/PA Wire Hospital ward UK – Peter Byrne/PA ... Read more »

23 elective surgeries postponed because of Moncton hospital outbreak

© CBC COVID-19 outbreaks in two units at The Moncton Hospital have resulted in 23 elective surgeries being delayed, and 14 patients and 11 staff becoming infected. The Moncton Hospital ... Read more »

Good Dogs Deserve Good Food — These Are the Top Dog Foods To Buy in 2021

© Courtesy of The Farmer’s Dog If you just got a new pooch to help you through these stressful and unprecedented times, you’re not alone. There’s been an uptick in ... Read more »

Paulina Porizkova Sides With Those Who Sleep Naked

Paulina Porizkova sleeps free as a bird. © Photo: Michael Loccisano/WireImage Paulina Porizkova Score one for those who sleep nude. Model Porizkova, 56, revealed she prefers to sleep without clothes ... Read more »