Wagner man wanted for burglary, assault

WAGNER--Two arrest warrants for burglary and assault have been issued for a Wagner man accused of assaulting a woman with a knife earlier this month.

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WAGNER-Two arrest warrants for burglary and assault have been issued for a Wagner man accused of assaulting a woman with a knife earlier this month.

Nelson McBride Sr., 28, of Wagner, allegedly broke into the same woman's house on multiple occasions within a two-week period.

At 11:40 p.m. on Nov. 4, Wagner police responded to a 911 call at a Wagner residence. The woman at the residence told police that McBride had been there and refused to leave, but had left when she called 911.

The woman told police that McBride had repeatedly broken into her house, despite the front door and windows being nailed down and a refrigerator having been pushed up against another entrance to block it.

McBride was reportedly angry with the woman and yelled at and degraded her while three children were in the room. Court documents indicate that though McBride's name was still on the lease for the house, he had moved out two weeks earlier, and the woman claimed she had told him he was not welcome there.


Most recently, at 7:25 p.m. on Nov. 13, the same woman and three children came into the Wagner Police Department. The woman stated that McBride had again broken into the house and assaulted her and that the children were witnesses. At that time, a protection order against McBride had been filed.

According to court documents, when the woman had tried to call the police, McBride had broken her phone "over his knees like a stick." McBride allegedly punched the woman, choked her and pulled her hair.

An additional arrest warrant for McBride was issued on Nov. 13 for an incident involving the same woman on Nov. 3. At that time, McBride allegedly cut her with a knife, bit her, punched her and stole her money before leaving the scene.

Among the three incidents in which he was allegedly involved, McBride has now been charged with two counts of first-degree burglary; two counts of domestic abuse aggravated assault - one for causing bodily injury with a deadly weapon and the other for choking - one count of violating a protection order, constituting a domestic abuse assault; one count of domestic abuse simple assault in attempt to put another in fear of bodily harm; one count of interference with emergency communications; and one count of stalking.

If convicted of all five felony and three misdemeanor charges, McBride could face up to 85 years in prison and $170,000 in fines.

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