Newton man charged for assault with hammer
A Newton man is in jail for allegedly attacking another man with a hammer.
Daniel J. Jensen, 50, has been charged with first-degree burglary and going armed with intent, both Class B felonies, for allegedly entering a residence in the 5000 block of county blacktop S74 without permission and striking the occupant in the head with a blue-handled Estwing claw hammer.
The incident was reported at 5:21 p.m. Tuesday. The 55-year-old victim told deputies Jensen said, “This will teach you for messing with my family,” before striking him once on the left side of the head, causing a laceration and blood loss.
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