Midland Man Arrested For Assaulting Brother In-Law

Midland Man Arrested For Assaulting Brother In-Law

Staff Report

NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland man was arrested for attacking his brother-in-law.

Police say James Mortensen showed up at the victim's house Saturday night and began punching windows and doors.

Mortensen eventually forced his way into the home.

When officers arrived, Mortensen had the victim pinned up against a wall.

Mortensen told police he was trying to stop his brother-in-law from giving Mortensen's wife drugs.

The brother-in-law said Mortensen was not allowed in his home, but did not want to pursue charges.

Mortensen was arrested, and charged with intent to commit assault/family violence.