St. Peter Domestic Assault 30 Aug 12

A St. Peter man faces numerous criminal charges after allegedly assaulting the mother of his child for a second time. 33-year-old Christopher Hastings faces a total of seven charges, including felony domestic assault by strangulation. St. Peter Police say that Hastings left the scene of the assault before they arrived, but later attempted to contact the victim after she left her home to stay with her parents. Police officers and Nicollet County Jail personnel both say that Hastings was “dead drunk” when he was taken into custody. He also reportedly threatened to kill himself by jumping into the Minnesota River.