A man was arrested Monday afternoon after he allegedly harassed a woman outside her home.
Brandon Vandell Carmichael, 38, is charged in Olmsted County District Court with felony harassment, felony stalking, gross misdemeanor harassment and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. He made his first appearance on the charges Tuesday morning, when Judge Christina Stevens set conditional bail at $3,000 and unconditional bail at $10,000.
A 40-year-old woman called Rochester police around 1 p.m. Monday after she said a man harassed her while she was doing yard work, Lt. Mike Sadauskis said.
The woman told police she was working in her yard in the 600 block of Fifth Avenue Southeast when a man walked past her and then began circling her. The woman, who was wearing headphones at the time, removed her headphones and the man made a comment to her that she was attractive.
She then put her headphones back on and went back to work. The man did not leave and instead, told the woman repeatedly that he was going to commit a sex act on her, Sadauskis said.
The woman took a photo of the man and said she would call police, to which the man responded that he would break into her home at night and sexually assault her.
Police located the man, identified as Carmichael, a short time later in the 500 block of Fourth Avenue Southeast, Sadauskis said. He allegedly admitted to being at the house and having an exchange with the woman but denied the woman's recollection of the incident.
Police said Carmichael was intoxicated at the time.
In a separate case, prosecutors have filed a motion for a probation violation as Carmichael was on probation at the time of the alleged incident.
His next appearance on the new charges is scheduled for Oct. 22.