A female resident of Crow Wing County is facing several criminal charges arising out of her drunken and unlawful use of an automobile. The events of the case are unusual, to say the least.
According to police records, the woman was arrested on March 11, 2020 and charged with three felonies: second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, third-degree assault intended to cause bodily harm and criminal operation of a vehicle while intoxicated. She was also charged earlier in the year with two misdemeanors of fifth-degree assault and violating a domestic abuse no contact order. A pretrial for these charges was originally scheduled for April 28 but was canceled.
In the latest incident involving the woman, police obtained a probable cause arrest warrant stating that the woman was allegedly intoxicated and entered a home in Crosby, Minnesota uninvited. After an argument with a resident of the home, the suspect left. A short time later, the resident discovered that a cell phone was missing. The suspect was later seen sitting in her car that was parked across from the house in question waiving the cell phone. The woman involved in the earlier argument with the suspect went out to the car to recover the cell phone. Another argument ensued, and a second woman came out of the house. This woman and the suspect exchanged insults. The suspect started the car and drove directly at the second woman. The woman was hit in the middle of the vehicle’s hood. She was carried between 50-100 feet down the street. The victim suffered numerous cuts, scrapes and bruising to her face, head, arms and legs and was knocked unconscious. The suspect was supposed to have a court hearing on April 1, but that hearing has been postponed.
The suspect in this case is facing a lengthy list of criminal charges. If she were to be convicted on the more serious charges, she would face incarceration and a substantial fine. Anyone in a similar situation might benefit by consulting a capable criminal defense lawyer. A knowledgeable attorney can provide a helpful analysis of the evidence and an estimate of the likelihood of negotiating a favorable plea agreement. If a satisfactory plea agreement cannot be agreed upon, the attorney can formulate and present a competent defense at trial.