Lincoln County deputy sheriffs are really going by the book these days when they investigate domestic violence with a child in the house. It elevates the crime from a misdemeanor type crime to a full felony – something that follows somebody around forever. It also prohibits them from ever owning or using a firearm for the rest of their lives. And a felony charge usually entails substantial jail time, or depending on the record of the batterer, time in state prison.
And deputies had another bad one this week in Burnt Woods. Here’s their report:
On Wednesday at about 8:00pm, a female reported she had suffered injuries in an assault that occurred at a residence in Burnt Woods. Senior Deputy Barry Bruster investigated the report and determined the victim was assaulted by her spouse, Tony Prindel, age 27 of Logsden.
The assault, which occurred in the presence of Prindel’s two year old minor child, elevated the crime to a class C Felony. Prindel was later contacted, taken into custody and transported to the Lincoln County Jail. There Prindell was booked for Assault IV, which is a felony. His bail was set at $50,000.00.