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Daily Record, June 14, 2012

June 14, 2012

Sisterly quarrel ends in assault charge

A dispute between sisters ended with aggravated domestic assault and child endangerment charges Tuesday evening.

Police arrested Katheen Dolan, 20, at her home on the 1900 block of Summit Street just after 6 p.m. Dolan's children witnessed her allegedly pull her older sister's hair and punch her in the face during a dispute, Capt. Mike Hanken, of the Marshalltown Police Department, said.

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Dolan faces two counts of child endangerment and aggravated domestic assault, all aggravated misdemeanors. The assault charge was enhanced due to prior convictions, Hanken said. The sister, 21, who lives with Dolan, suffered only minor injuries and did not need medical attention.

Police contacted the Department of Human Services, Hanken said, but the police report did not indicate whether Dolan's 1-year-old and 7-year-old daughters were removed from the home or left in another's care.

Police arrest man for alleged sex offense

A local man is in custody after allegedly raping his 14-year-old daughter.

Daniel Branon, 45, stands accused of third-degree sex abuse, a Class C felony. The investigation has been ongoing since the complaint came in May 8.

Police arrested Branon Friday for incidents which they believed occurred between 2008 and 2011. He made his initial appearance Saturday.

The girl lived with Branon at their home on the 600 block of North First Avenue at the time of the alleged incident, according to police and court records.

Earlier this year, Branon pleaded guilty to indecent contact with a child - an offense also perpetrated in his home against one of his daughter's friends - for which the court gave him two years probation. That charge was related to other sex crimes which the court dropped, according to online court documents.

He is being held on $10,000 bond.



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