Native Mob member allegedly threatens rape of woman to pay off boyfriend's debt
A man identifying himself as a debt collector for the Native Mob allegedly threatened to rape a woman at gunpoint if her boyfriend didn't pay up, according to the Mille Lacs County Attorney's Office.
Jacob William Doust, Jr., a 23-year-old with a lengthy criminal record, faces charges of felon in possession of a firearm, terroristic threats, and three counts of first-degree burglary.
Here's what happened, according to the criminal complaint:
On April 22, a woman living on the Mille Lacs reservation was asleep with her two children. She woke up to find Doust standing at the foot of the bed, apparently intoxicated.
"Oh, you're pregnant," he said.
Doust started talking about the Native Mob, and told the woman her boyfriend owed the violent Native American gang a debt. If he didn't pay, Doust was going to "blast" him in the head.
He asked the woman if she loved her boyfriend, and if she did, said he would "have to rape her to pay off [his] debts." The woman tried to get Doust out of her home, but noticed he was carrying what appeared to be a black pistol in his pocket. "Why don't I just wait for him," Doust told her.
Doust pulled out the gun and began waving it around, threatening to "blast" her in the head too. At one point, Doust pointed the gun at the dog and pulled the trigger, but she only heard air come out, and thought it might only be a BB gun.
Around the same time, the woman's boyfriend came home, and she ran out of the house to tell him what was happening. Her boyfriend had grown up with Doust, and recognized him immediately.
When Doust "rushed" the man, he punched Doust in the face, and Doust took off in the other direction.
The self-identified gang member was gone by the time the cops arrived, but he was arrested on May 8, according to the Mille Lacs County jail. He was released on $50,000 bail a few days later.
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