Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Matthew Joseph Nelson, 23, was convicted of third-degree assault.
A Woodbury man was recently sentenced to three years of probation after he was convicted of assaulting his brother following a prank involving mousetraps. Matthew Joseph Nelson, 23, must also complete a one-day anger-management class and pay a $100 fine following the Jan. 13 incident in Woodbury. According to the criminal complaint: Woodbury police were called to a home at the 2300 block of Cascade Plaza South on a report of a domestic assault between brothers. They had been helping their mother set mousetraps. Nelson’s mother and brother were teasing him about setting a mousetrap in his bed, and he later decided to leave. Related: Mousetrap Prank Leaves Woodbury Man’s Brother in Stitches When he went downstairs to his room to get his keys…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
He used a plastic bag and mini bat to choke the woman, and told her to “just let go and die” twice during separate incidents in September 2012, according to the complaint.
A Woodbury man was recently sentenced after he beat up, choked and threatened to kill his ex-wife during separate September 2012 incidents. Joe Louis Johnson, 29, was sentenced to 45 months in prison on an assault charge and 14 months in prison on a domestic assault conviction, both of which will run concurrent with time he is already serving. On Sept. 23, 2012, Woodbury police were contacted on a report that a man had assaulted his ex-wife on Sept. 19 and Sept. 21 that year. The woman had injuries on her face and neck and had severe swelling on one side of her face, along with a bruised left eye and blood around her pupil, according to the criminal complaint. The woman reported that Johnson became angry about what she had been doing …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The incident happened at Interstate 94 and Radio Drive on March 4.
A student on March 4 crawled beneath the seats of a school bus to evade officers, bit and scratched police, and tried to grab an officer’s holstered gun, according to a Woodbury police report. Officers were called to the intersection of Interstate 94 and Radio Drive at 9:22 a.m. on a report that a bus driver was holding down a student who had assaulted the driver, the report says. The juvenile bit and scratched officers who tried to take the student into custody, according to the report. The student was put in soft restraints and transported to a local hospital, but continued the behavior during the trip, the report says. Officers made contact with the bus company and school officials about the incident but no further police assistance was…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A Woodbury man faces a felony assault charge stemming from the Jan. 13 incident.
After being startled by a mousetrap his brother set in an effort to play a prank, a Woodbury man allegedly began punching his sibling in the head and now faces a felony assault charge. Matthew Joseph Nelson, 23, was the apparent victim of the Jan. 13 prank that sparked the altercation and left his brother needing four stitches to close a cut on his lip. According to the criminal complaint: Woodbury police were called to a home at the 2300 block of Cascade Plaza South on a report of a domestic assault between brothers. They had been helping their mother set mousetraps. Nelson’s mother and brother were teasing him about setting a mousetrap in his bed, and he later decided to leave. When he went downstairs to his room to get his keys, he …
Monday, January 14, 2013
A 20-year-old North St. Paul man allegedly punched one sheriff's deputy and threw a chair at another in the Washington County Courthouse before breaking free and fleeing across Highway 36. He was eventually arrested and charged with felony assault.
A 20-year old North St. Paul man faces felony assault charges after he allegedly threw a fit in a Washington County courtroom after police attempted to take him into custody on a mental health order. Eric Paul Woodford was charged by the Washington County Attorney’s Office with third-degree assault, two counts of fourth-degree assault of a police officer, obstructing the legal process and fleeing. According to court documents: Two Ramsey County sheriff's deputies on Jan. 3 were at the Washington County Government Center to take Woodford into custody when he allegedly told the officers he did not want to go to the hospital. When officers attempted to put Woodford in handcuffs, he reportedly spun around and punched a deputy in the head twice…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A Lake St. Croix Beach man faces two felony charges.
A man allegedly tackled a woman and was about to hit her with a hammer before she escaped and fled from a Woodbury home, yelling “help me” before police arrived. That’s according to the criminal complaint filed against Eugene Marshall Bullis, 27, who now faces a felony assault charge and a felony count of making terroristic threats. Woodbury police were called to the 6000 block of Thames Road just before 11 p.m. Dec. 6 after a neighbor heard a woman yelling “help me” six or seven times, the complaint says. Officers arrived and found a woman inside a car and a man who was standing at the driver-side door and pounding on the window. When police got closer, they heard the woman yelling for help. The man, identified as Bullis, told police he …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The incident happened at Woodbury Drive and Hudson Road the night of Nov. 9.
A veteran Woodbury police officer was assaulted at about 11:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, according to police. The officer was not seriously injured in the incident, which happened at the intersection of Woodbury Drive and Hudson Road, said police spokeswoman Michelle Okada. Backup was deployed to the scene and a man was arrested. Charges against the suspect are pending, Okada said. “The officer is doing OK,” she said. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Monday, October 1, 2012
A 25-year-old Afton woman told police that after leaving a restaurant in downtown Stillwater last month, a woman punched her in the eye, and after he fell to the ground, a group of women attacked.
A 25-year-old Afton woman told police she was assaulted by a group of women last month after leaving Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque in downtown Stillwater. The woman reported that after leaving the bar—with her boyfriend and a 22-year-old Forest Lake woman—at about 12:30 a.m. Sept. 21, she was punched in the eye and after she fell to the ground and several other women jumped in and attacked. According to the police report: Just prior to the Afton woman leaving the bar, someone she is “familiar with” told her several times to stay at Smalley’s—essentially warning that if she left, she may be harmed. As it turns out, that woman was right. According to police, the woman left the bar with two friends shortly there after. In the alley behind …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The alleged victim told police he was treated for two fractured eye sockets, a fractured cheekbone, broken nose and broken teeth.
Police say a man was invited to a party where, at the behest of his ex-girlfriend, he was sucker punched by a Woodbury man who now faces assault charges. Jacy Campbell Dow, 19, could see up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine stemming from the November 2011 incident in Cottage Grove. According to the criminal complaint: A woman brought her son to the Cottage Grove Police Department to report an assault at the 7600 block of Hinton Avenue South. The alleged victim told police his ex-girlfriend was upset after they broke up. He was invited to a party at the apartment complex, where Dow tried to pick a fight. He told police he turned around and was sucker punched, and was jumped on and punched several times while he was on the ground. …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Daniel Michael McLaughlin, 44, of Scandia, faces a felony assault charge.
The brother of a man who had a brain hemorrhage and was placed in intensive care has been charged with felony assault stemming from a June incident in Woodbury. Daniel Michael McLaughlin, 44, of Scandia, allegedly beat up his brother in the garage of a home at the 9000 block of Glacier Bay, and faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted. Just before 6 p.m. on June 17, Woodbury police were called to the home on a report of an unconscious man who had been assaulted. Officers arrived and found McLaughlin, who told them he got into an argument with his brother that turned physical, according to the criminal complaint. McLaughlin said his brother was “telling him how to live his life,” the complaint says. A witness told …