At around 4 PM on September 26th Officers from the NPPD responded to the 700 block of East Philip on the report of a prior assault.
The female victim alleged that her domestic partner and suspect, Austin M. Welch, 19, had struck her multiple times, which caused her pain and injury. Welch had left the scene prior to the arrival of law enforcement.
Following the investigation Officers determined there was probable cause to arrest Welch for Assault 3rd Degree – Domestic, 28-323 (I Mis). Welch was then located, arrested and transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center, where he was jailed