Charges expected in domestic fight

From staff reports

A 43-year-old Rochester man faces a slew of criminal charges after two altercations with his former girlfriend Thursday.

Police Lt. Brian Winters said the man faces charges including first-degree burglary, terroristic threats, damage to property and interference with 911. Charges were expected to be filed today in Olmsted District Court.

The victim, a 42-year-old Rochester woman, told police the man walked in to her apartment in the 600 block of Northern Hills Drive Northeast at about 4:29 p.m. Thursday. The man formerly lived at the apartment, too.

When he walked in, the woman fled to a neighbor's apartment. From there, she heard him screaming and throwing things, including her television, which he allegedly threw out the window into the apartment parking lot. At one point, he threatened to kill her.


By the time police arrived, the man had left, but he returned a short time later and was arrested.

The man again returned to the apartment several hours later, at 10:09 p.m., police said. He forced his way in and, armed with a long kitchen knife, again threatened the woman.

She tried to call 911, but the man pulled the telephone out of her hands. She fled to a neighbor's apartment. The man was again arrested.

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