Ex-Huskers coach Joseph’s attack case dropped
LINCOLN, Neb.– The felony attack case against former Nebraska interim head coach and assistant Mickey Joseph was dismissed Wednesday since the accuser declines to testify.Joseph had faced
a charge of assault by strangulation or suffocation in connection with a November domestic disruption at the home where he and his partner, Priscilla Joseph, lived.An initial hearing was scheduled, but prosecutor Erica Pruess informed Lancaster County Judge Laurie Yardley the accuser emailed her to state she wouldn’t testify.Pruess stated authorities in Arizona, where the woman who lodged the complaint now lives, were not successful in their effort to serve a summons needing her to appear.Police went to a Lincoln home in the afternoon of Nov. 30– two days after Matt Rhule was presented as the Cornhuskers’ new coach– after a report of a domestic disturbance. Following an investigation, Joseph was detained at another location.Joseph was Nebraska’s
interim football coach for 9 games in 2022 following the shooting of Scott Frost. Joseph was placed on administrative leave after his arrest, and the university announced two weeks later that he was no longer with the football program.The woman informed authorities she and Joseph remained in an argument when
Joseph pressed her, triggering her to fall onto a sofa. She said Joseph got on top of her and placed his hands around her throat.”He pushed me on the couch and strangled me,”she stated, according to a cops affidavit. She stated her breathing was hampered and that she wasn’t able to breathe till she pressed him off.When she entered into the cooking area, she stated, Joseph got her hair from behind and pulled her backwards, causing her to fall to the floor. In the process of falling, she said, Joseph struck her in the left temple with a closed fist.Police said she had visible inflammation and swelling around her left eye that followed being struck, and she was observed to have a number of strands of hair clinging to her upper pant leg. She said the hairs were pulled from her when Joseph got her.The Associated Press normally does not recognize individuals who state they have actually been subjected to severe abuse.
The lady in the Joseph case has actually not publicly identified herself.Less than two weeks after Joseph was charged, Priscilla Joseph requested a legal separation in Lancaster County Court.
A judge rejected Priscilla Joseph’s motion to have actually records sealed because case.