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Ex-consultant for Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate faces domestic violence charges

Mark Nestlen, 51, is president of Bar None Consulting. Nestlen was charged with domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic abuse.
by Silas Allen Published: April 24, 2014
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A former consultant with the Joe Dorman gubernatorial campaign is facing domestic violence charges after his wife told police he slapped her and threw a pair of cowboy boots at her.

Mark Nestlen, 51, is president of Bar None Consulting, an Oklahoma City-based political and sports marketing firm. He had worked as a consultant for Dorman’s campaign and was also involved in Take Shelter Oklahoma, a campaign calling for safe rooms in schools.

Warr Acres police received a report in the early hours of April 13 that a domestic assault had taken place about four hours earlier at Nestlen’s home. Nestlen wasn’t home when police arrived. His wife, Christine Nestlen, told police she and her husband had been arguing and Mark Nestlen began slapping her.

Christine Nestlen told police her husband threw a pair of black cowboy boots at her, which left bruises on her body, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Mark Nestlen was charged with domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic abuse, according to court documents.

Kendra Horn, a spokeswoman for Dorman’s campaign, said the campaign cut its ties to Mark Nestlen as soon as officials became aware of the charges.

Mark Nestlen did not return telephone calls from The Oklahoman.

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by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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