SD Man Accused Of Assaulting Wife, Law Officer
by Associated Press
December 14, 2011 11:03 AM
A Mitchell man is accused of assaulting his wife and a corrections officer.
Authorities allege that 38-year-old William Corcoran punched, choked and head-butted his wife on Dec. 10. They say he broke her phone as she tried to call 911, fled, then returned later that night, broke in through a window and hit her twice with a glass bottle.
Law officers say they had to break down the door of the home to arrest Corcoran. At the jail, he allegedly tried unsuccessfully to spit on a corrections officer.
Corcoran faces up to 19 years in prison if convicted on all of the charges against him. He did not immediately respond to an Associated Press request for comment Wednesday.