A Woodbury man who recently returned from military duty in Afghanistan has been charged with threatening to kill a woman several days before Christmas.
Fernando Ulises Vargo Quinones, 46, is charged with making terroristic threats, a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
According to the criminal complaint, Woodbury police were called to an apartment in the 3300 block of Cherry Lane on Dec. 26 to help a woman retrieve property. The woman told police that she lived in the home with Quinones and their two children, and that Quinones had become “very explosive” and easily angered since returning from active duty in Afghanistan.
Police spoke to the couple’s family therapist, who said he believed that Quinones was a danger to the woman and the couple’s children because of his “anger issues.” During a therapy session on Dec. 19, Quinones told the woman he was going to kill her, and on Dec. 23, he told her that if she divorced him, he would “make her homeless.”
The children told police that Quinones had become angry and violent with them, and that he had struck them. On Dec. 26, the woman said, she tried to withdraw money from her bank account and discovered that Quinones had terminated her access to all accounts. He also discontinued cell-phone service for the woman and her children.
Quinones was scheduled to leave the Twin Cities for Philadelphia on Dec. 26. He was arrested at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport early that morning.
Quinones has been released from custody on his promise to make all future court appearances. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance on the charge Jan. 23 in Washington County District Court.