NP Man Accused of Assaulting Woman Holding Baby

Matt Nolan

Matt Nolan

A 43-year-old North Platte man is being charged with a felony after he allegedly assaulted an 18-year-old female who was holding a baby.

At around 11:45 p.m., on July 14, officers with the North Platte Police Department responded to a disturbance in the 1200 block of South Willow Street.

Upon arrival, an 18-year-old female victim told officers that Matt Nolan had returned home to the residence and was intoxicated.

According to Officer Rodney Brown, the victim stated that, following an argument, Nolan had choked her.  He then allegedly followed her outside, where he slapped her across the face, all while she was holding a 1-year-old infant.

Officers determined that there was probable cause to arrest Nolan and charge him with felony strangulation and misdemeanor 3rd degree assault.  Because the victim was holding the baby, Nolan was also charged with misdemeanor child abuse.

He was jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center.