KVRR sports director Jim Nelson has been charged with felony aggravated assault after allegedly punching a man in the face and breaking his nose.
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead reports, Nelson has already pleaded guilty to obstructing police and was suspended from KVRR following the alleged assault on August 24.
KVRR news director Lezlie Johnson told TVSpy, “We are currently looking into the matter and are aware of the allegations regarding Jim Nelson. We are not prepared to discuss anything further at this time.”
On Wednesday, prosecutors filed an additional charge against Nelson of felony aggravated assault, accusing him of punching a partygoer at an apartment at 47th Street South that morning.
Jesse Cloos, who was invited to the party, got into a verbal argument with other partygoers and was punched several times in the face, court documents filed in Cass County District Court allege.
Two Fargo police officers responded at about 5 a.m. and found Cloos in a nearby parking lot unable to identify who punched him except that he was “a very large white male,” documents say. When one officer went to the apartment, Nelson obstructed the investigation and was arrested, police have said.
Nelson was later identified as the person who punched Cloos, who suffered a fractured or broken nose, documents say.