Records, Dec. 6, 2005
District Court, Kandiyohi County - A Willmar woman was arraigned Monday on charges she pulled a gun, later identified as a bb gun, on another person during a dispute over a microwave that had been given to her. According to the criminal complaint...
District Court, Kandiyohi County
- A Willmar woman was arraigned Monday on charges she pulled a gun, later identified as a bb gun, on another person during a dispute over a microwave that had been given to her.
According to the criminal complaint, Madonna Lee Lamb, 33, pulled a gun on another Willmar woman Friday afternoon.
Police were called Friday to the 3100 block of Seventh Avenue Northwest on a report of a gun being pulled and pointed at an individual at that address.
According to the complaint and police reports, a juvenile female said that Lamb had pointed a handgun at her.
Thursday, the juvenile and her sister had given Lamb the microwave.
Lamb called the girl Friday and said she wanted to speak with her, the complaint says. They met in a parking lot near the girl's residence and Lamb became angry about the property exchange and began making obscene comments, the girl told police.
The girl began walking away and then heard Lamb yell. The girl turned around and saw Lamb holding a black handgun pointed at her, the compliant says. Lamb allegedly made threats to the girl, the complaint says. The girl started running away and the girl heard Lamb's son say "don't do it mom."
As the girl neared her home, she observed that Lamb's son was trying to wrestle the gun away from Lamb.
Three other witnesses confirmed the story, the complaint says.
Lamb's son also confirmed that she'd pulled out a gun, but said it was a bb gun.
Lamb was later arrested. She told police it was just a bb gun and said she'd pulled the gun in self-defense. Lamb's fiancé was present during this time and brought out the bb gun which Lamb said had been used.
Lamb faces one count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of terroristic threats and one count of terroristic threats - displaying a firearm.
Her unconditional bail was set at $25,000 and her conditional bail was set at $10,000 bond and $1,000 cash.
Her next court appearance is set for Dec. 12.
- A New London man made his first court appearance Monday on charges he beat and choked a woman.
According to the criminal complaint, Jon Robert Clark, 21, got into an argument with a woman and then began assaulting her on Nov. 25.
He had grown angry over an empty can of pop left in a sink, and then began accusing the woman of cheating on him, the complaint says.
He began pushing her through their residence, the complaint says. She tried to make a phone call and he took the phone away from her, the complaint says.
She later tried to make a call on her cell phone and he took the phone away from her, and in doing so hit her, the complaint says.
He then began to choke her, saying he would kill her, the complaint says, but then laughed that comment off and let her go. She then ran into a bedroom and shut the door behind her to try to make a 911 call on a cordless phone, but he unplugged the phone base, the complaint says.
She then tried to get her son and leave, but Clark allegedly began pushing her around again. She began to scream for help, but he put his hand over her mouth, the complaint says.
She then ran out of the apartment. She was then able to call police from another apartment, the complaint says.
She told her story to police and they saw bruising on her neck, red marks on her right shoulder, a puffy lip and bruising on her cheek, the complaint says.
Clark resisted arrest and it took three officers to subdue him, the complaint says.
Clark faces one count of domestic assault by strangulation, one count of terroristic threats, two counts of domestic assault, one count of interference with a 911 call and one count of obstructing the legal process.
His unconditional bail was set at $25,000 and his conditional bail was set at $10,000.
- A Renville man was arraigned Monday on charges he got into a fight with several people.
According to the criminal complaint, Robert Allen Listerud, 36, got into a fight with four other people, three of whom are his brothers, on Dec. 3.
Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a Spicer residence where four men said they'd been assaulted by Listerud.
They said that they and Listerud had been drinking most of the day and Listerud got angry and began shoving one of his brothers. Then another one of his brothers got involved, the complaint says.
Someone asked Listerud to leave and he did, but all four of the other people also went outside, the complaint says. Listerud became angry again and tried to hit one of the men, the complaint says. Another person broke it up, but soon Listerud began hitting people at random, witnesses said. He was punching and biting his brothers, the complaint says.
The men said Listerud was the only one doing any punching and the others were trying to calm him down, the complaint says.
The men all had injuries consistent with their story, the complaint says.
Listerud was located a few blocks away walking, the complaint says. He told deputies that he'd been fighting with his brothers at the Spicer residence.
In court Monday, Listerud said he was the victim of the assault and had been beat up by the other men, the complaint says.
He faces one count of third-degree assault, one count of fifth-degree assault and two counts of domestic assault.
ECHO -- A Redwood Falls man was injured Sunday evening after a one-vehicle snowmobile accident.
According to the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office, Bryan J. Woldengen, 25, was driving a snowmobile along Yellow Medicine County Road 1 when he tried to cross railroad tracks. His snowmobile rolled and threw him off. He was taken to the Redwood Falls Hospital where he was treated for a fracture and released.