A man was stabbed and a woman choked late Saturday night in Maxwell when a domestic dispute turned violent.
Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call at 11:33 p.m. to a trailer court at 302 Old Military Road, Maxwell. The caller said a man had been stabbed in the face.
Deputies and the Maxwell volunteer rescue squad arrived and met a man and a woman who had assaulted one another, a Lincoln County Sheriff's statement said.
After extensive interviews with the both people, investigators said that Nelson C. Herman, 45, apparently choked his girlfriend to the point she could not see or breathe.
According to investigators, Herman told the woman he was going to kill her while he was choking her. During the struggle, Herman held a kitchen knife. The woman got ahold of it and stabbed at Herman's face and leg; apparently to stop the attack, the sheriff's statement said.
Herman was treated and released from Great Plains Regional Medical Center and then jailed, charged with strangulation and domestic assault as well as false imprisonment, use of a weapon to commit a felony and terroristic threats.
Also, the victim attempted to escape the residence, but Herman held her against her will.
The victim was also treated at the GPRMC emergency room for injuries to her neck.
Nelson's bond was set at $250,000. The case remains under investigation, the sheriff said.
Herman was charged in 2008 with domestic assault, strangulation, false imprisonment and with being an habitual criminal.
He has prior convictions in 1986 in Hall County, 1989 in Lancaster County and three prior convictions in Lincoln County in 1990, 2001 and 2005.
In 2005, Herman was sentenced to five years in prison for motor vehicle homicide after his car crashed into a car driven by Leonard VanErt.
VanErt, 62, died after the pickup he was driving west on 11th St. was struck on the driverís side by a car driven by Herman at 7:22 p.m.
Hermanís blood alcohol content was 0.15 that day, nearly twice the legal limit.
Hermanís criminal record in Lincoln County stretched back to 1983. He has been convicted of thefts, alcohol offenses and terroristic threats.
He was sentenced to the state penitentiary for a sexual assault in 1988 and went back to the pen after violating his parole.
He was also sentenced to the pen in 1998 for terroristic threats and in 2001 for first degree assault and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony after stabbing a man near the Pawnee Hotel.