Man with domestic assault history charged again 14 Nov 11

A Prior Lake man with three previous domestic assault convictions has been accused of attacking a woman and then blocking her from calling 911.

Steven Oliver Hurd, 41, has been charged with felony domestic assault, terroristic threats, interference with a 911 call and fifth degree assault.

The victim said Hurd got upset after he and a neighbor broke a television and table in the garage. She told authorities Hurd threw her to the ground, slammed her head against the floor and threatened to kill her. She also said he took her phone when she tried to call 911.

Hurd has been convicted of domestic assault on three previous occasions. He was convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault in 2005 and 2006 and felony domestic assault by means of strangulation in 2007. Hurd has also been convicted of felony theft, felony theft by swindle and fifth-degree drug possession.