The Vikings have already released cornerback A.J. Jefferson after he was arrested for domestic assault around 4:30 a.m. this morning. SEE ALSO: Vikings cornerback Chris Cook found not guilty of domestic assaultDetails are scant at this point, but a press release from the Eden Prairie Police Departme ... More >>
As we mentioned in our post about AP's "secret" Sioux Falls child, Joey Patterson, the man accused of brutally beating AP's son, has a public Facebook page.In light of the charges he faces, one of the interesting things about Patterson's page is how outspokenly he repeatedly professes his love for h ... More >>
In the quest to catch violent perps, rape kits can be a key ally – but only if they're tested
On Sunday night, Adrian Hernandez, 44, died from injuries sustained when he was mugged near 10th Street and Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis on August 22.SEE ALSO: Gluek's bouncer says MPD officers taunted William Davis after he was assaulted outside barVereice Washington, 20, has been charge ... More >>
-- Original post from morning of May 21; update at bottom -- A month following his conviction for two counts of felony assault and another count of misdemeanor assault, former Minneapolis SWAT team executive officer David Clifford is out of a job.THE BACKSTORY: David Clifford, Mpls SWAT team leader, ... More >>
Timothy Phares is gay. He works as a server at the Applebee's in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, and during the early morning hours of March 17 he was brutally attacked by a co-worker's husband in a Perkins parking lot.SEE ALSO: MN for Marriage seeks removal of fair vendor who said she spit in Vote Yes guy's ... More >>
We've all been there before: Somebody farts, you smell it, and you want to hit them.SEE ALSO: Natalie Kane says "Let's fart" on live TV, WCCO posts footage [VIDEO] But only a select few end up facing felony assault charges for acting on that understandable inclination. Among that elite set is Hector ... More >>
A drunk and belligerent young woman named Cheryel Mack was ordered to subject herself to a strip search at Blue Earth County Jail. In protest, she allegedly took out her tampon and threw it at a jail guard.SEE ALSO: Mankato: Cops crack down on nudist bean bag game by confiscating clothesMack, 21, no ... More >>
Ashley Stillwell and her husband Gary need some marriage therapy, to say the least.SEE ALSO: Angelina O'Mara admits to killing ex-husband days before she allegedly killed boyfriendStillwell, 24, admitted she arranged to have two men beat Gary with aluminum baseball bats following an argument over bi ... More >>
President Pimpin Austin Sr., 21, has been charged with felony domestic assault, violating an order of protection, and felony malicious punishment of a child for allegedly beating his then one-year-old son and the boy's mom.SEE ALSO: Robin Hood busted stealing computers from St. Louis Park tech store ... More >>
This spring, Minneapolis SWAT team executive officer David Clifford will stand trial for nearly killing a bar patron with a single punch to the head last summer. Anoka County District Judge Lawrence Johnson denied Clifford's motion to have the first- and third-degree assault charges he faces dropped ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Brian Vander Lee, victim of David Clifford's one-punch near-homicide, is home, in bad shape-- David Clifford posts bail, had half a cocktail before delivering near-fatal punch, attorney says-- David Clifford, alleged sucker-punching Mpls police sergeant, claims self-defenseMinneapolis Po ... More >>
Eight more alleged Native Mob gang members named in a federal indictment have pleaded guilty to considerably lesser charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The feds unsealed the indictment in January, the product of a federally orchestrated, statewide crackdown on the violent Native Amer ... More >>
A few months ago, we reported on the federally orchestrated, statewide takedown of the Native Mob that shuttered Minnesota prisons for an entire day.Following the initial arrests, the feds unsealed an indictment naming 24 alleged members of the violent, Minnesota-born gang, with charges including ra ... More >>
Kenneth Turner allegedly beat his pregnant girlfriend for three hours and "stomped" on her stomach because she "did not deserve the baby," according to criminal charges filed in Anoka County. Turner went to his girlfriend's apartment in Fridley April 13 and punched her, kicked her, and pulled her ... More >>
A Hennepin County jury today found Vikings cornerback Chris Cook not guilty on all counts in his domestic assault trial. He was charged with felony domestic assault by strangulation and third-degree assault.When police arrived at Cook's home last October 22, they found his girlfriend sitting on ... More >>
Cornerback Chris Cook was the Vikings' second-round draft pick in 2010. After struggling as a rookie, Cook had his 2011 season off to a solid start through the first month of action.But his football career came to an abrupt halt last October 22 after his girlfriend called police from Cook's Eden ... More >>
Over the past two weeks, local and federal law enforcement agencies have been collaborating on a statewide takedown of the Native Mob. As we first reported in our November cover story, "The Banishing," the Native Mob started in south Minneapolis in the '90s, and has since established a national rep ... More >>
One month later, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook is finding himself in even more trouble for allegedly attacking and trying to strangle his girlfriend. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office amended the criminal complaint to include a second felony charge after the woman reported sufferin ... More >>
Brett Rogers keeps getting himself in more trouble.Brett Rogers used to be bad news for the mixed martial arts fighters he was matched up against. These days, Rogers is his own worst enemy.Rogers was arrested yet again yesterday, turning himself in to Apple Valley Police for a parole violation wh ... More >>
Daniel Rick has been found guilty of knowingly spreading the HIV virus through unprotected sex with another man, a felony that could put him behind bars for as long as a decade. The man who had sex with Rick in the spring of 2009, when the two had known each other only briefly, told police the en ... More >>
Lucas Eastwood, Travis Campbell: Guilty of thuggishness, but not racism.Lucas Eastwood and Travis Campbell, the two Brainerd men arrested for a racially motivated attack on a black stranger, have pleaded guilty to a felony and are headed to prison. But that's not enough for Willie Navy, the m ... More >>
Brett Rogers made a plea deal on third-degree assault. Brett Rogers, the St. Paul product who shot to the top of the mixed martial arts world in 2009, continued on his rapid decline yesterday when he pleaded guilty to third-degree assault charges for an attack on his wife.Rogers was arrested in l ... More >>
Leroy Martinez was shot while running from police.Leroy Martinez, the man shot by Minneapolis police when he was seen running with a gun in his hand, is facing a charge of second-degree assault for his role in a shooting that had taken place moments earlier.Late Monday night, as a group of five p ... More >>
Bill Pulkrabek: This is the face of an innocent man.Bill Pulkrabek, the alleged drunk, neurotic, cat abusing, girlfriend-hair-dragging former campaign manager for Michele Bachmann pleaded not guilty to domestic assault yesterday. Pulkrabek, who is credited with launching Bachmann's political care ... More >>
Reed is charged with assault for setting the fire.Curtis Reed chased his girlfriend's 16 year old son, spraying him with lighter fluid to set him on fire, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Ramsey County Attorney's office. Reed argued with his girlfriend at around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, ... More >>
It sounds like Bill Pulkrabek is not doing so great.A restraining order filed against Washington County Commissioner and former Michele Bachmann campaign manager Bill Pulkrabek claims that he is an abusive alcoholic who refuses to get help. The restraining order was filed by Pulkrabek's girl ... More >>
Pulkrabek won't face felony charges.Washington County Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek, arrested last week for allegedly choking his girlfriend and dragging her down a flight of stairs by her hair, won't face felony charges. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi made the announcement late yesterday, a ... More >>
Not so happy together.On the record, Tim Pawlenty's people say everything's hunky dory with fellow Minnesotan Michele Bachmann, even though she leads him in most GOP presidential polls despite his carefully planned assault on the White House. "Any suggestion that this isn't a good relations ... More >>
Presidential contender Michele Bachmann has already been tied to the Bill Pulkrabek mistress domestic assault scandal, but it now appears that there is a connection to Tim Pawlenty as well. Pulkrabek was arrested on Memorial Day after a woman told police the married Washington County Commiss ... More >>
Minnesotans aren't buying what these two are selling.Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann are spending a lot of time these days introducing a version of themselves to voters across the country blessed with not having had to endure them lo these many years. But in Minnesota, where we know these ... More >>
Bill Pulkrabek posed for a mugshot, but so far he has yet to explain the alleged domestic assaultThe Ramsey County Attorney's office tells City Pages it will make a decision today on whether to bring charges against Bill Pulkrabek, the Washington County Commissioner arrested Monday for allegedly ... More >>
Washington County JailBill Pulkrabek, shown here in his mugshot after the Memorial Day domestic assault arrest"Male beat up female," reads the incident report from yesterday's domestic assault arrest of Washington County Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek, one of Michele Bachmann's early mentors. B ... More >>
Photo: Ramsey County.Police say Jordan and his friends made off with some change and the victim's shoes.Edgar Jordan, a 24-year-old St. Paul man with a dense criminal history, admitted yesterday to brutally beating a musician in Kellogg Park last summer. Jordan cracked the guy's Adam's apple ... More >>
Abdulkadir allegedly hit his wife in front of their 3-year-old.Another Minneapolis police officer has found himself on the wrong side of criminal charges. Mukhjar Abdulkadir, a 36-year-old patrolman, is accused of pulling a gun on his wife, threatening to kill her, and hitting her with the b ... More >>
Image via YouTubeDale Johannessen gets shirty.Combine St. Paul's two latest tazing recipients and you've got yourself a fully clothed man. While Brian Dziubak dropped trou in a gas station, Dale Steven Johannessen managed to get his shirt off at the Great Minnesota Get-Together before catchi ... More >>
Not quite ironic, but close.
At least he looks happy in his mugshot!
A 19-year-old aspiring pastry chef from Eagan was stabbed 109 times and left in a roadside ditch near Owatonna.
MDE's newest blogger is off to a take-no-prisoners start: He's posted court documents detailing domestic assault charges against Democratic blogger and former Al Franken campaign worker Dusty Trice.
You might want to think twice about chasing your boyfriend around the apartment with a knife. You'll probably be slapped with multiple felonies and poof goes that spare change.
The St. Paul cat thrower who was sentenced earlier this week to a year in jail for punching his girlfriend in the face will be sitting behind bars a little longer for violating probation requirements from his cat killing incident.
Two men suspected of the crimes were charged Friday for the Sunday attack in addition to multiple others at light rail stations.
The Minneapolis cop who shot and killed 19-year-old Fong Lee has been charged with domestic assault. The woman involved, the officer's girlfriend, was also charged with assault.
The man accused of dropping a 50-pound sandbag onto Interstate 94 during the Republican National Convention pleaded guilty Monday.
First he was convicted of throwing his girlfriend's cat against a wall so hard the cat had to be put down. Now he's charged with domestic assault against the cat owner.