After getting angry with his girlfriend and hurting her on two occasions, a man is being charged with second-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment, a prosecutor says.
In March, Daniel Hano, 37, of Frankfort, got angry with his girlfriend, choked her and broke her jaw, Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said.
“For one reason or another they remained together, which is a common thing for victims of domestic violence,” Cleveland said. “They find it hard to break away from their abusers.”
In June, video surveillance in a Frankfort park ing garage captured Hano in another choking incident.
“He is seen on the video choking her with some force,” Cleveland said. “It’s troubling.”
Hano was indicted by the Franklin County grand jury Wednesday for second-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment.
Also indicted was Morgan Wood, 22, for first-degree wanton endangerment.
On July 21, Wood, a local corrections officer, fired three shots outside his home and went in the house and fired four shots through the living room window, Cleveland said.
Wood’s wife and 9-month-old baby were nearby in the house, Cleveland said.
Wood appeared in Franklin District Court on July 31, facing first-degree wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault charges. His wife told the court she never felt she was in danger and requested to drop the assault charges.
Franklin County Attorney Rick Sparks dropped the assault charge, and Wood was released from Woodford County Detention Center later that day.
Also indicted Wednesday were:
>Jessie Mullins, 48, of Frankfort, for driving a motor vehicle with a license suspended for DUI and for being a persistent felony offender.
Mullins was previously charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance in June 2008.
>Nita Kanatzer, 22, Robert Wilson, 37, and Virgil Crawford Jr., 33, for receiving stolen property.
Cleveland said the trio stole metal from a Hotwork warehouse in Lexington and sold it to Taylor Recycling in Frankfort.
Surveillance cameras caught Kanatzer at Taylor Recycling, and employees identified Wilson and Crawford from a lineup, he said.
>Zachary Rice, 19, of Frankfort, for trafficking in less than 8 ounces of marijuana and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
Cleveland said Rice sold $320 worth of marijuana Aug. 28 to a confidential witness. On Aug. 30, Frankfort Police arranged a purchase of oxycodone with Rice.
“Mr. Rice shows up to make the oxycodone sale and there are the police,” Cleveland said.