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Arrest

WILLMAR -- A 25-year-old Willmar man was arrested for driving after cancellation-inimical to public safety around 12:10 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Becker Avenue and Third Street Southeast.

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Theft

WILLMAR -- The theft of a small tan dog, DVD/VCR player and stereo was reported around 7:25 a.m. Monday along the 500 block of 16th Street Southwest.

WILLMAR -- The theft of $150 cash from a wallet was reported around 9 a.m. Monday at the Country Inn and Suites, 201 28th St. S.E.

Assault

WILLMAR -- A 14-year-old male reported he had been assaulted by a 16-year-old boy around 6:30 p.m. Saturday along the 400 block of 30th Street Northwest.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- William James Lacy, 44, of Willmar, made his first appearance Monday on a felony domestic assault charge for allegedly beating up a Raymond woman.

Unconditional bail was set at $20,000. Conditional release was allowed for $10,000 provided he have no contact with the woman or her residence and possess no weapons.

Lacy is also charged with two misdemeanor charges of driving while impaired.

According to the court files, he has prior convictions for domestic assault in November 2001, June 2005 and August 2006.

According to the complaint, sheriff's deputies were called around 11:15 p.m. Friday to a Raymond home. A woman there, who was bleeding from her head, reported she had been assaulted by Lacy. She was taken to the hospital, where she received treatment and told officers that she had gone out to a Willmar bar, that Lacy picked her up there and accused her of cheating on him. She said he hit her in the face, that she may have blacked out and that she walked to a neighbor's home for assistance.

Lacy was arrested after a Willmar police officer, who had been notified of the domestic assault, stopped Lacy's vehicle in the city. The officer smelled alcohol on him and a breath test showed a blood-alcohol content of 0.087 percent.

During an interview, he claimed the woman had hit him with her purse and that she hit herself in the face after he slammed on the brakes of the vehicle.

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The West Central Tribune publishes Records and Convictions as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record.

All items are taken from public documents at county courthouses and from law enforcement agencies.

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