A 43-year-old O’Neill man is facing numerous alleged assault and trespassing charges. 

Charles “Chuck” E. Krysl appeared in Holt County Court on Sept. 4 and is facing first-degree false imprisonment and terroristic threats, both Class 3A felonies; disturbing the peace, a Class 3 misdemeanor; and domestic assault with intent to cause bodily injury, first-degree criminal trespassing and committing child abuse negligently, all Class 1 misdemeanors.

He waived his preliminary hearing and was bound over to district court. His pretrial has been set for Nov. 18.

According to court documents, O’Neill Police Department Inv. Rachel Kohlman and Officer Ben Hartmann were dispatched around 10:30 p.m. May 5 to Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital emergency department in O’Neill in reference to a victim stating someone was chasing them.

Holt County Sheriff Deputies David Ertz and D.M. Forker were both on scene when the officers arrived.

The victim stated they had gone to the defendant’s residence in the 200 block of North Second Street due to an argument over money. 

According to court documents, Krysl attempted to stop the victim from leaving through physical altercations as well as taking the victim’s keys and cellular phone. 

After making a false statement to Krysl about the location of the “missing” money the two began to leave the defendant’s residence. 

The victim stated once he or she was able to reach the door on the main level of the defendant’s residence they ran towards the hospital’s emergency room.

Around 10:45 p.m. a second disturbance call was received by the E-911 dispatch center in the 300 block of West Fremont Street, the same location the victim had allegedly told the defendant the “missing” money was located.

Officer Hartmann initiated a traffic stop after observing Krysl driving north on Second Street and placed the defendant in custody. According to court documents, Kryl’s minor child was located in the front seat restraint wrapped in a blanket with no clothing.

Due to his uncooperative nature, Inv. Kohlman requested Krysl be booked into Holt County Jail immediately. He was later released when 10 percent of his $25,000 bond was posted. 

Around 11:45 p.m. Inv. Kohlman  reported to the residence in the 300 block of West Fremont Street where the second disturbance occurred.

According to the victims on scene, Krysl quickly pulled up to the residence, entered without knocking or announcing himself and appeared to be out of sorts. No physical altercations were reported. 

When a friend of the victims arrived at the residence, Krysl allegedly left the scene. 



I grew up 10 miles southwest of Stuart on the Greger family ranch. I graduated from West Holt Public Schools in Atkinson in 1997 and Northeast Community College in Norfolk in journalism in 1999.

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