Deputy District Attorney Don Nottingham filed a motion Monday to dismiss charges against a local man following an alleged domestic-violence dispute last summer.

Miles Angelo, 52, a longtime local chef, had been charged with domestic violence, harassment and second-degree assault, a class 4 felony. The alleged victim claimed that Angelo came back to her apartment, where he was staying, after a night out and choked her and punched her in the face, according to an arrest affidavit.

“[She] said Angelo does this regularly and she knows when he behaves this way, she is going to get hit so she turned on the video recorder on her cellphone,” the affidavit reads.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, an officer asked Angelo outright if he’d assaulted the alleged victim. He allegedly responded, “I did. So that’s it?”

Nottingham declined to comment on reasons for the dismissal.

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