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Jensen to face jury trial on domestic assault charge

Jensen remains in jail awaiting trial on two earlier burglary arrests

Published: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 10:59 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 11:01 a.m. CDT

A Newton man who was already facing charges stemming from two burglary arrests will go to trial in December on a charge of domestic assault and a subsequent charge of violating a no-contact order issued following the alleged assault.

Daniel Jensen, 50, will go to trial 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, to face the charges of domestic abuse assault, and violation of a no-contact order. The alleged domestic assault occured Sept. 4 in Newton.

Following his arrest, Jasper County District Court Judge Steven Holwerda barred Jensen from having any contact with the alleged victim in the case. While incarcerated in the Jasper County Jail, it is alleged Jensen wrote a letter to the alleged victim, which resulted in a charge of violating a no-contact order.

The domestic assault charge is a serious misdemeanor, and the no-contact order violation charge is a simple misdemeanor. At the time he was charged, Jensen still faced two felony burglary charges for separate incidents.

He was first charged with second-degree burglary in February for allegedly entering a rural Newton home and attacking the homeowner with a claw hammer. He was initially released on $10,000 bond to await trial.

In May, he was arrested again and charged with third-degree burglary after trying to force his way into the home of a Newton woman. Following that arrest, he was released to await trial on an additional $2,000 bond.

Jensen’s bond was reset to $25,000 in September. Online court records indicate his previous bonds were revoked. He remains in the Jasper County Jail at this time.

Daily News Editor Bob Eschliman may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 423, or at beschliman@newtondailynews.com.

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