LINN COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
From Monday afternoon:
Domestic assaults — Travis Trent Sells, 28, was charged with two counts of felony fourth-degree assault, two counts of strangulation and one count of interference with making a report. All of the crimes but the interference charge were categorized as domestic violence. The same woman was the victim in each charge, according to the charging document. The crimes allegedly took place in two incidents, the first on Jan. 26, and the second on Jan. 27. The assaults were witnessed by a child, according to court paperwork. Sells' security was set at $15,000.
Identity theft — Dustin Duane Clark, 29, of Albany, was charged with unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, identity theft, computer crime, fraudulent use of a credit card and second-degree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred between Jan. 7 and Jan. 9. The state has filed a notice to seek an enhanced sentence in the case. Clark's bail was set at $5,000.
Coercion — Christopher Lee Hurt, 28, of Sweet Home, was charged with coercion and unlawful possession of methamphetamine. The crimes allegedly occurred on Sunday. The state has filed a notice of intent to seek an enhanced sentence. Hurt was given a conditional release.
Failure to report — Joe Douglas Mottinger, 47, of Albany, was charged with two counts of failure to report as a sex offender. He was recently released from prison after serving a sentence of nearly six years. His bail was set at $10,000. Mottinger faces prison time if convicted.