That incident came just a month after Nielsen was arrested in a separate case involving the same girlfriend. Nielsen punched the woman and knocked her out, then dragged her into the garage where he poured beer on her, according to court documents.
When the woman tried to make a run from Nielsen's house, he sprayed her with mace, the charges state. The woman continued running to a neighbor's house for help.
A misdemeanor battery charged filed in that case was dismissed in April, when Nielsen's girlfriend told prosecutors she would not testify against him, court records show.
Nielsen's first court appearance in the Duchesne County case is set for Nov. 7.
With all the charges against his client, Brass knows people will assume Nielsen is someone who is spiraling out of control.
"That's the way it would look on paper," Brass said, "but it should be clear that Mr. Nielsen asserts his innocence with respect to all these charges."
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