A Hays man charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threat will also face charges of sexual exploitation of a child.
Nicholas Dale Kruse, 41, appeared in Ellis County District Court Monday afternoon where he was also charged with misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and criminal restraint from an incident on Sept. 12. He was arrested that same day. He remains in the Ellis County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.
He was also arrested on Sept. 21 at the jail on a probable cause for violation of a protective order and sexual exploitation of child. Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees has filed 10 counts of the latter charge. First appearance on those charges is expected Wednesday or Thursday.