Norfolk Man Arrested For Assault and Norfolk Woman Arrested for Five Felony Warrants following Disturbance Call

At about 1:45 p.m. on Monday afternoon the Stanton County Sheriff’s office was notified of a physical disturbance at the off-road ranch, southeast of Norfolk. The 911 call indicated a female was being assaulted and choked by a male who was on top of her on the ground. Upon arrival the male was located and after refusing to cooperate he was subdued and placed in handcuffs. The female was found to have marks on her neck and was medically treated at the scene by Norfolk Fire and Rescue. Barry Nichols, 52, of Norfolk was placed under arrest for Third Degree Assault, Strangulation and Disturbing the Peace and jailed pending a bond setting. Two knives and brass knuckles were also located on Nichols during his arrest and seized. The female, Tonya Angell (Plessel), 51 of Norfolk was also found to have five felony arrest warrants out of Madison County for assault and drug charges as well as failing to appear for court. Angell was placed under arrest for the warrants and jailed in Madison. Illegal drug use is considered a contributing factor to the disturbance.