A St. Paul man has been charged with assaulting a Woodbury woman after police say he threw rocks at her bedroom window so he could come inside and retrieve his video game system.
Javier Charles Goode, 25, is charged with felony domestic assault, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
According to the criminal complaint, Woodbury police were called to a home on Donegal Drive on Nov. 24 to investigate a domestic assault incident.
When officers arrived, they heard a man and a woman “actively arguing” inside, with the woman yelling, “Let me go!” and “Get off of me!”
Police rang the doorbell, knocked on the door and loudly announced their presence, and were eventually able to enter the home, according to the complaint. They spoke to the female victim, who seemed anxious, sullen and tearful, police noted. Her left foot and leg were “bouncing and shaking uncontrollably” while police spoke to her.
The woman told police that she didn’t want to press charges against Goode, who was found on the floor in an upstairs bathroom. After officers arrested him, Goode told them the victim likely was shaking and fearful because Goode was “bleeding profusely” after fighting with a friend in the victim’s front yard However, officers noted that Goode was not bleeding at all, and they found no traces of blood in the bathroom, according to the complaint.
Police spoke again with the victim on Nov. 25, and she told them that she was awakened the night before when Goode threw rocks at her bedroom window. When she asked what he wanted, he told her he wanted to get his video game system, and that he swore at her, telling her to open the door so he could come inside.
The victim said that as she was opening the main front door, Goode broke the locked screen door and forced his way inside, where he began hitting her in the head and face with his fists. While Goode was inside, she told police, she went outside and called 911, then went back inside because she was worried about her son, asleep in an upstairs bedroom.
The victim said she told Goode not to come upstairs, but he did, and they “tussled,” according to the complaint. Goode got the victim down on the floor and held here there; when they heard police at the door, Goode told the victim to be quiet, and told her to tell officers that he and his friend had been fighting outside. He told the victim not to let him get arrested and go to jail, the complaint charges.
Goode, whose criminal record includes previous convictions for domestic assault and fifth-degree assault, has been released from custody on a $5,000 bond, on the conditions that he possess no firearms or other weapons and that he have no contact with the victim.
He is scheduled to make an initial appearance on the charge Dec. 26 in Washington County District Court.