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One of the two men who was accused of holding a Brainerd man hostage in October and beating him with a hammer multiple times at an apartment on the 800 block of Juniper Street in Brainerd has been sentenced for the crime. Elliot Joseph Mongan, 23, Pequot Lakes, was charged Oct.
It could have been a different story with Wednesday night's Pillager house fire, where a family of three was displaced. Pillager Fire Chief Randy Lee said Thursday the smoke detectors in the trailer home on the corner of River Street and Ironwood Avenue were not working. Lee said with the detectors not working, if the family was asleep when the fire started "it could have been a different outcome." The family, he said, could have been injured, or worse. The homeowner, Ed Carlson, lives in the house with his fiancee and adult son.
A 19-year-old Brainerd man is accused of choking his girlfriend in the shower at a residence in Brainerd. Chancellar Scott Fiebing Tuesday was charged in Crow Wing County District Court for felony domestic assault by strangulation and misdemeanor domestic assault to intentionally inflict bodily harm. Fiebing was seen in front of Judge Kristine DeMay. According to the criminal complaint filed against Fiebing: • Brainerd police were called at 10:04 a.m. Saturday to a residence on N Street.
A 42-year-old Brainerd man is accused of soliciting a woman from Rochester with the intent of bringing her to Brainerd to work as his prostitute. Antwon Gilbert Robinson was charged Monday in Olmsted County District Court in Rochester for two felony counts of attempted solicitation/inducement of prostitution and attempt to promote prostitution of an individual. Robinson faces up to 7.5 years in prison or/and a $20,000 fine for both felony charges. Rochester Police Lt. Casey Moilanen said Robinson was arrested around 3:20 p.m. Saturday at McDonalds, 521 W.Washington St., Brainerd.
Keaton Riley Grade: Senior. Age: Turned 18 on Thursday. Art focus: Brainerd High School (BHS) mock trial. Adviser nomination: "This is Keaton's fourth year as a lawyer on the mock trial team. This year he had to step up to do another lawyers' part in the first trial in which he did an amazing job. Plus he has played his own lawyer part with an expertise that comes from four years of participation. Keaton's direct questioning of his witness is calm, measured, to the point and he lets the witness shine. But Keaton's cross questions are grueling for the witness which is exactly what we want.
Derek Matthew Nolan joins the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office's Top 10 Most Wanted for February. Nolan joins Jonathan James Mattson, Steven James Iverson, Chris David Kujawa, Taft Lee Johnson, David Leroy Morseth, Kevin Robert Lawrence, Terry Thomas Olson, Gary George Powers and Kenneth Walker Jr. on the Most Wanted list. Some people on the Most Wanted list in Aitkin County have been wanted by authorities for more than a year and others dating back as far at 1998.
It was Patrick Michael Aleman's turn Friday to take the witness stand in his own defense against felony domestic abuse charges. Wearing a Crow Wing County Jail-issued orange jumpsuit and with his legs in shackles, Aleman walked to the witness stand, sat down and poured himself a glass of water. Aleman was preparing himself for cross-examination by Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan. Aleman, who is defending himself on the felony charges, Thursday waived his right to remain silent. Before Aleman, 35, took the stand he asked Judge David J.
Dr. Rebecca Holcomb described the victim's injuries in the first-degree assault case against Patrick Michael Aleman as the worst domestic assault/assault case she had ever seen. Holcomb, the emergency medicine director at Essentia Health-St. Joseph Medical Center in Brainerd, said the injuries of the victim were "consistent with torture where she was repeatedly beaten, burned and suffered like no one else ever should." Dr.
The last thing a woman said she remembered after regaining consciousness was being choked by Patrick Michael Aleman. The woman testified in Crow Wing County District Court Wednesday. She also testified Aleman put a pillow over her face while they were in the living room of a Brainerd apartment. Dressed in a white button-down blouse and brown pinstripe skirt, the woman testified in front of Judge David J. Ten Eyck.
A court trial for a 35-year-old Brainerd man who faces first-degree attempted murder and other domestic assault charges began Tuesday. Patrick Michael Aleman was charged with three felonies Feb. 20, 2014, in Crow Wing District Court for first-degree attempted murder, while committing domestic abuse with past pattern of domestic abuse; third-degree assault to cause substantial bodily harm; and domestic assault by strangulation.