Investigators say ‘play date’ turned violent in Humboldt

FALLS CITY – A Humboldt man is accused of felony strangulation and child abuse following what investigators describe as an assault at his Nemaha Street residence.

Deputies say a playdate for children turned violent among adults on June 11.

Although deputies were told contradicting versions of what  happened, an arrest affidavit says physical injuries support the version told by visitors to the residence. Identical versions were given by the visitors although they had been separated by deputies.

Julian Cooper, 29, is suspected of choking a man and punching him after he picked up his child to leave the residence. Two women at the residence also offered contradictory versions regarding the incident and injuries to the visiting woman.

Cooper told deputies he had been attacked.