New Ulm man accused of causing woman to lose consciousness in domestic assault
Jeremy Ibarra, Brown County Jail

A New Ulm man is accused of causing a woman to lose consciousness during a domestic assault.

Jeremy Lee Ibarra, 32, was charged Tuesday in Brown County Court with felony counts of 3rd-degree assault and domestic assault.

Police were dispatched just before 2:30 a.m. April 1 to a medical call on S Jefferson St.

A criminal complaint says that Ibarra and his ex-girlfriend began arguing when Ibarra grabbed her by the hair and she fell to the ground as she struggled to escape.  The victim told police she then felt something hit her so hard she saw “black and white.”

The victim’s son said he was awakened by an argument and went upstairs to find his mother lying motionless in the kitchen.  The complaint says Ibarra began to get close and taunt him as he attempted to wake up his mother, whom he believed was unconscious.  The son said Ibarra then began to throw items at the mother and son, one of which struck his mother in the head.

Ibarra also allegedly flipped over a table, prompting the son to call 911 out of fear.

Ibarra told officers there had been a “scuffle,” and the victim had pushed him, so he used “trained MMA fighting techniques” to hold her. Ibarra also claimed the victim’s injuries could have been caused by her, according to the complaint.

Police say Ibarra became “unreasonably upset” when the victim asked for her glasses to take to the hospital.  “Defendant stood up and took a fighting stance and began yelling for [the deputy] to stop searching his house,” the complaint says.

Police say the victim had a severe cut and swelling on the back of her head, and a “very red mark” around her neck, consistent with someone being choked or having an item tightly squeezed around the neck.  A policeman who rode with her in the ambulance to the hospital noted she was bleeding from the back of her head and also had swelling on the side of her face in front of her ear.

Ibarra has been previously convicted of domestic assault and violating a no-contact order.



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