Child Abuse Arrest

Child Abuse Arrest
Posted on 07/28/2020
Child Abuse Arrest

Minden, Nevada- On July 26, 2020, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) was dispatched to a reported battery of a juvenile male in north Douglas County.  The reporting victim stated another juvenile male had battered him repeatedly for no apparent reason.  The incident occurred on July 25, 2020.

On July 28, 2020, it was reported to DCSO that the true nature of the incident was the juvenile’s mother’s boyfriend, Devin Choate, battered the juvenile victim on July 25, 2020.  The juvenile was threatened to not say anything to the Sheriff’s Office for fear of more violence.

DCSO Investigations Division further investigated the incident and determined Mr. Choate committed the following crimes for Felony Domestic Battery with Strangulation, Felony Threats, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Child Abuse with substantial bodily harm, and possession of methamphetamine.  Mr. Choate was arrested and transported to the DCSO Minden Jail for booking. 

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