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Man arraigned on four felonies after domestic incident

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WILLMAR -- Francisco Frederick Galvan, 26, of Willmar, was arraigned Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court on four felony charges after a Sunday morning domestic incident in southwest Willmar.

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Unconditional bail was set at $75,000 by Judge Donald M. Spilseth. Conditional bail was allowed at $4,000 cash only, provided Galvan consume no alcohol or drugs, submit to random testing, have no contact with the alleged victim and be excluded from the woman's home and a one-block surrounding area.

The charges against Galvan include second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, terroristic threats, domestic assault and false imprisonment.

According to the complaint, Willmar police officers were called to the home around 5:15 a.m. Sunday. They were met by a woman who was sitting in a vehicle in the driveway.

The woman told police that she came home between 2 and 2:30 a.m. to find Galvan asleep in her home. He woke up and they began arguing. The argument continued for hours and included threats by Galvan that he would kill himself with a butcher knife. The woman told officers he made her grab the knife and told her to cut him with it. She saw him either unplug or cut phone lines, smash holes in a bathroom wall and rip the towel bar off the wall. Eventually, the woman persuaded Galvan to let her leave, and she went to her car to call police on her cell phone. The woman had bruising on her face and marks on her arms. When interviewed, Galvan admitted to punching holes in the walls and that he "accidentally" hit the woman in the face.

A review of Galvan's record showed two prior convictions for domestic assault, in October 2006 and 2004, involving the same woman, plus numerous other convictions involving assaultive behavior.

Galvan's next court appearance is Nov. 19.

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