Jeremy Werneburg
Jeremy Werneburg

May 22, 2018

The 39-year-old Carroll man who was accused in 2016 of severely injuring another man in a jealous rage over a woman was arrested last week for repeatedly punching a man in the head during a spat with another woman.

Jeremy Allan Werneburg is accused of going into an apartment in the 1100 block of North Main Street about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday and telling a woman to “remove her belongings from a different location,” according to a criminal complaint. Werneburg “then looked at the victim and began striking him.”

Werneburg left when the woman started screaming, the complaint says. He later surrendered at the police department and was jailed.

A woman paid $1,000 to bail him out of jail the next day, court records show. It’s unclear whether she was the same woman from the apartment assault.

The alleged victim’s face was bruised and swollen, and he said he was dizzy, according to the complaint.

Werneburg faces an assault charge that is punishable by up to two years in prison.

A Sac County jury acquitted him of an attempted murder charge in November 2016 for striking another man with a car on Valentine’s Day that year.

Werneburg claimed he accidentally struck the man when he saw the man with Werneburg’s ex-girlfriend.

Witnesses testified that Werneburg tried to ram the man twice but hit him once, pushing the man’s leg through a wall of Carnarvon Inn in Carnarvon, about 14 miles northwest of Carroll.

Werneburg said his car’s brakes were faulty and caused him to hit the man. A jury found him guilty of assault rather than attempted murder.

He previously attacked two other men in 2015 — at least one of whom had a relationship with an ex-girlfriend.

In April 2015, Werneburg went into a Lake View business and struck a man in the head and tore out the man’s earring, according to court records. He threatened other people in the business with a baseball bat.

In July 2015, Werneburg broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and assaulted a boy who was there asleep with her.

Werneburg previously spent more than 10 years in federal prison for dealing up to 3 kilograms of methamphetamine, according to court records.