Brainerd man faces charges for drugs, threats
A 35-year-old convicted Brainerd felon faces a new set of drug and assault charges.
Jacob Andrew Billman was charged Tuesday, Nov. 24, in Crow Wing County District Court with three felonies — third-degree possession of 10 grams of methamphetamines, fifth-degree drug possession or sale and gross misdemeanor domestic assault.
According to the criminal complaint filed against Billman, Brainerd police were called at 10:46 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Brainerd. Upon arrival, the officer was advised by the victim that Billman, with whom she is acquainted, was outside the residence sleeping in her vehicle. The woman also advised the officer Billman mentioned "suicide by cop" and he assaulted her earlier in the day.
Earlier in the day officers were dispatched to the residence and made contact with the victim. She stated Billman showed up at her residence upset and he got into a fighting stance and raised his fist as though to assault her. She stated she was scared he was going to assault her. Officers at that time were unable to locate Billman.
The victim said Billman called her and asked her to pick him up in Merrifield as he had been in a car accident. She drove to pick him up and located him with another person she didn’t know near a wrecked vehicle. Billman asked her to drive him to a friend’s residence. When they arrived at the residence, Billman told her if she left he would "kill her" and he had friends and family members that would kill her as well, the complaint stated.
While parked there a truck belonging to one of Billman’s friends quickly backed out of a garage and drove into the driver's side of her vehicle, the complaint stated. The victim stated she believed the driver of the truck was upset as she contacted police earlier in the day to report an assault by Billman and police had been to the residence earlier trying to locate him.
Billman eventually told the woman to drive to his parents residence, which she did, but they eventually went back to her residence where Billman fell asleep in the passenger seat. The victim then went into her apartment and contacted law enforcement.
Officers arrested Billman and during a search they located a methamphetamine pipe and a blue denim case with a small black zippered case and another glass meth pipe, a cut red straw and seven clear bags with a crystalline substance. The total weight of the baggies together was 15.72 grams and the substance inside the baggies field tested positive for methamphetamine, the complaint stated. One of the bags had two orange pills labels "20mg Adderall."
According to court records, Billman has a prior domestic assault conviction from June 13, 2011; prior convictions for fifth-degree possession from Oct. 17, 2017, and Oct. 11, 2013; and seven additional felony convictions.
Billman was released from jail Tuesday and his next court hearing is set Dec. 1.