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Colfax man arrested for DV


January 6, 2022

COLFAX — Alcohol played a factor in a Colfax man being arrested for domestic violence.

Lucas Welch, 41, of Colfax, was arrested on Dec. 275 at a home on Lake Street for assault in the second degree — domestic violence.

Welch allegedly shoved a 40-year-old woman against a door frame and choked her, according to Colfax Police Chief Bruce Blood. She stopped him from reportedly breaking down her daughter’s bedroom door.

“She tried to keep him away because he was drunk and acting very aggressive,” said Blood. “He drank a fifth of alcohol and the daughter found it.”

The daughter was...

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