Brainerd man faces stalking charges with victim

Jami Lyle Lucas
Jami Lyle Lucas

A 37-year-old Brainerd man faces criminal charges for stalking and threatening to knock out a woman he allegedly assaulted in the past.

Jami Lyle Lucas was charged Friday, March 20, in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd with two felony counts of stalking and making threats and a misdemeanor of domestic assault.

According to the criminal complaint filed against Lucas, Brainerd police were called at 12:50 p.m. March 18 to a report of people fighting and screaming at each other at a Brainerd residence.

Police arrived and spoke with a woman who stated she’d had an argument with Lucas, who was not supposed to be at her apartment, and he had threatened to “knock her out.”

The woman told police the threat made her fearful because Lucas has assaulted her many times in the past.


The complaint noted Lucas had been accused of assaulting the woman on numerous prior occasions within the previous five years, including:

  • A domestic assault report Jan. 15 where Brainerd officers observed the woman’s face was red, consistent with her report that Lucas slapped her on the face;

  • A domestic assault report Jan, 22, 2019, where Lucas allegedly grabbed her by the throat, pushed her up against the wall and also threatened to punch her in the stomach as she was pregnant at the time. Felony charges of stalking, making terroristic threats and third-degree assault were dismissed. He was convicted for gross misdemeanor endangering a child, and given a stay of adjudication for felony domestic assault by strangulation.

Lucas also was previously charged with a felony domestic assault on or about May 8, 2018, in the state of Missouri for assaulting the woman. Following that assault, she fled to Minnesota and Lucas followed, the complaint stated. In October 2018, the state of Missouri initiated extradition proceedings, at which time the woman requested that charges be dropped.
As of Tuesday, March 24, Lucas was still being held in Crow Wing County Jail. His next court appearance is at 9 a.m. March 30.

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