Baxter man faces domestic assault charges

Jared S. Ganyo
Jared Scott Ganyo

A 31-year-old Baxter man faces criminal charges following an alleged domestic assault in which the victim stated he was ready to die while allegedly being strangled.

Jared Scott Ganyo was charged April 7 in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd with felony domestic assault by strangulation and misdemeanor disorderly conduct through fighting or brawling.

According to the probable cause court document filed against Ganyo, Baxter police officers were called at 7:15 p.m. April 5 to a domestic disturbance on Clearwater Road in Baxter. The 911 dispatcher advised police the victim reported Ganyo, whom he knows, punched and choked him and was now sitting on the patio of the apartment building.

Police made contact with the victim who stated he argued with Ganyo because he was being loud and swearing while on the phone. The victim stated Ganyo punched him in the face and head two to three times, pushed him down and continued hitting him. Ganyo then got on the victim’s back and applied a chokehold. The victim tried to fend Ganyo off but was unable and Ganyo allegedly tightened his hold.

The victim stated the chokehold was applied for over a minute and at one point he could not breathe or talk. The victim stated, "He had me out, I was ready to die." He stated he was close to losing consciousness and after Ganyo released him, he was disoriented and did not know where he was. The victim had redness on his lip and abrasions on his knees.


Baxter police formed a perimeter in the area and Ganyo was apprehended exiting the woods near the neighboring apartment building.

According to court records, Ganyo has a prior domestic assault conviction from 2015.

Bail was set at $15,000 with conditions and $60,000 without conditions. A domestic no contact order was filed against Ganyo and as of Monday, April 13, he continued to be in custody. His next court appearance is April 29.

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