Criminal charges changed in Akron man’s case

Posted January 17, 2013 at 6:00 am

On Jan. 4, domestic assault charges were changed in the criminal case involving Shane Coyle, 39 of Akron.

Originally, he was arrested Nov. 24, 2012, and charged with simple misdemeanor domestic assault for an incident that happened at his residence, 411. N. Eighth St.

On Jan. 4, that original complaint (charge) was dismissed and two new charges were filed.

According to court documents, the new charges are:

• Aggravated misdemeanor domestic abuse assault, allegedly Coyle committed domestic assault on Nov. 24, 2012 and used or displayed a dangerous weapon in connection with the assault.

• Aggravated misdemeanor reckless use of a firearm, allegedly Coyle discharged a firearm in a reckless manner resulting in property damage.

Coyle is to appear for arraignment on the new charges at 9 a.m., Monday, Jan. 28 in Plymouth County District Court in Le Mars.

A no-contract protection order was issued Nov. 26, 2012, but at the alleged victim’s request, the order was vacated at a hearing Dec. 17, 2012.

Also on Dec. 17, 2012, Coyle pleaded not guilty to the original complaint.

According to a Nov. 24, 2012 affidavit signed by Akron Police Chief Kimm Nielsen, Akron officers were called to the residence for a domestic disturbance after a gun was fired, causing a bullet to go through a window. Upon investigation, officers determined Coyle had been “pushing and shoving” an adult female in the home and upon leaving the home, “he took his gun which he stated went off by accident and shot a hole through the window. There were no injuries and he had not pointed the gun in the direction of anybody.”

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