Wednesday, May 23rd

A 31-year-old Black River Falls man has been charged with felony assault after allegedly hitting and choking a Black River Falls woman during a Jan. 26 incident in the town of Brockway.

According to the criminal complaint, the woman got into a car with Aaron Dewayne Saul and another man around 3 a.m. and drove the back roads outside of Black River Falls. During the ride, the woman became upset after an argument between her and Saul. The woman got out of the vehicle, and Saul walked up to her and told her to get back in. The complaint said Saul struck the woman in the face once with a closed fist.

Following the punch, the complaint says Saul choked the woman, who told police she felt like she was going to pass out.