May 18—NORTH MANKATO — A North Mankato man is accused of assaulting a boy and choking him unconscious.
Joseph Nyakundi Nyakebaka, 47, was charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of domestic assault and gross misdemeanor malicious punishment of a child Monday in Nicollet County District Court.
A 17-year-old boy who knows Nyakebaka said he grabbed him by the neck and the wrist and pushed him against a wall. The boy said he fainted and Nyakebaka next grabbed a belt and hit him on the head, arm and leg, according to a court complaint. Nyakebaka then reportedly tried to shave the boy's head with a hair clipper but the boy got away.
Nyakebaka denied he assaulted the boy.