Man faces felony assault charges
A Polson man is accused of assaulting his girlfriend with a shotgun and a truck. Aaron Daniel Morgan, 38, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on July 7 to two felony counts of assault with a weapon.
According to court records, on June 23, a woman called 911 to report being assaulted by her boyfriend who was identified as Morgan. Responding law enforcement officers described the woman as being emotional and upset upon their arrival.
She told the officers that Morgan became upset with her and hit her when she asked to take his truck to see her mother. She said he also hit her with a shotgun and pointed it at her face, and after that, she started walking down a road with Morgan following her in his pickup, yelling at her to get in. Next, Morgan allegedly used his truck to push her into a ditch.
Officers documented a bump on the woman’s head, cuts on the palm and back of her hand and an injury on her back from the truck allegedly pushing her into the ditch. Prosecutor Molly Owen with the Lake County Attorney’s Office said two bystanders witnessed the alleged assault. Judge James Manley set a trial date of Jan. 3. Morgan is at liberty.