Man accused of throwing stick at, shoving neighbor

2014-05-01T09:30:00Z 2014-05-02T00:42:57Z Man accused of throwing stick at, shoving neighborBy ZACH BENOIT The Billings Gazette

A Billings man was accused on Wednesday of throwing a stick at his neighbor and then shoving the woman to the ground after she asked him to move his vehicle from in front of her trailer home.

Kelly Ray Dolman, 30, appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court by video from the county jail, where Judge Pro Tem Lance Lundvall charged him with felony counts of aggravated assault and exploitation of an older person.

Lundvall set Dolman’s bond at $20,000 and ordered him to stay at least 1,500 feet from the woman and her home.

Charging documents state that on April 29, a Billings police officer was called to a trailer house at 37 Washington St., for a reported assault.

The officer found a crying 62-year-old woman who was “barely able to hold herself up with her cane,” the affidavit states.

The woman’s son and another witness told the officer that Dolman had assaulted her when she went to Dolman’s home to ask him to move his car because it was parked in front of her trailer, charging documents state.

According to court documents, the woman told police that she was hit with a stick before Dolman shoved her to the ground, where she hit her head, “causing her to slightly lose consciousness.”

She went to Billings Clinic for treatment.

Witnesses also reported that Dolman threw his barbecue grill against the woman’s home after he threw the stick at her.

Dolman told police that the woman attacked him with her cane, the affidavit states.

He told an officer he had marks on his face from the attack, but the officer responded that he’d been to a disturbance earlier in the day at Dolman’s residence before the incident and that he had the marks then as well, charging documents state.

Lundvall ordered Dolman to appear in District Court on May 8.

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