Brainerd man faces more domestic violence charges


A 35-year-old Brainerd man, previously convicted June 9 of domestic violence, is again facing criminal charges after allegedly assaulting the same victim.

Dustin D. Marshall was charged Tuesday, June 16, in Crow Wing County District Court with felony counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

According to the criminal complaint filed against Marshall, Brainerd police were called at 7:21 p.m. Saturday, June 13, to a report of a domestic assault at an apartment on Southeast 19th Street in Brainerd. The complainant reported she was threatened with a knife by Marshall.

A Brainerd police officer arrived on scene, made contact with Marshall and located a pocketknife in his left front pocket. Marshall also had a leather knife sheath on his right side, which appeared to be empty. Marshall told the officer he no longer had the knife and he had put it down.


Dustin D. Marshall
Dustin D. Marshall

The victim, who is acquainted with Marshall, told the officer the assault happened after she and Marshall had an argument. At one point he brandished a knife while the victim was in a bedroom and she was unable to leave. The victim was eventually able to persuade Marshall to drop the knife and she hid it, which upset Marshall.

The victim said Marshall made a comment to the effect of, "If I can't have you, nobody can have you, till death do us part."

When Marshall was unable to find his knife, the victim was able to distract him long enough to flee the residence. When she returned a few hours later, the victim said Marshall again was brandishing a knife. She fled the residence again and called police.

The woman told police she believed Marshal would kill her on multiple occasions.

According to court records, Marshall was convicted of multiple domestic violence offenses within the past 10 years. Marshall was also just convicted on June 9 for domestic assault against the same victim.

Marshall’s next court hearing is set for 9 a.m. July 9.

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