A 33-year-old Brainerd man faces domestic assault charges following an argument during which he allegedly threatened to kill a woman last week.
Charles Raymond Rolfson was charged Friday, Aug. 2, in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd with two felonies -- domestic assault and fifth-degree drug possession -- and gross misdemeanor of interrupting a 911 call.
Judge Kristine DeMay set bail at $75,000 without conditions and ordered attorneys to prepare a sentencing worksheet. An omnibus hearing is scheduled Aug. 19.
According to the statement of probable cause filed in court, Brainerd police were called at 11:12 a.m. July 31 to a disturbance near the intersection of Fourth Avenue Northeast and H Street in Brainerd. The reporting party advised 911 Dispatch they could hear a male and female screaming at each other outside of a house. An officer arrived in the area and observed a man, later identified as Rolfson, on a bike leaving the front yard and advised him to stop.
The officer asked Rolfson if he had just been arguing with someone and he admitted he was arguing with a woman known to him. Rolfson stated he had a friend over at the residence and he went outside for a period of time while his friend stayed in the residence. Rolfson said when he went back inside the residence his friend was gone and the woman told Rolfson she had kicked his friend out of the house. Rolfson admitted there was an argument outside between himself and this woman because Rolfson was upset his friend had left.
The woman stated she told his friend to leave because she believed they were using drugs. She stated Rolfson threatened to kill her and when she told him she was calling the police and dialed 911, he told her he would kill her if she called law enforcement so she hung up. The woman feared for her safety because of Rolfson's erratic behavior and anger, the complaint stated.
During the arrest, officers located a glass methamphetamine pipe which contained a dark residue inside of it, which field test showed positive for methamphetamine.
Rolfson has two prior qualifying domestic assault related convictions: He was convicted of gross misdemeanor domestic assault in 2015 and gross misdemeanor of interfering with a 911 call in 2013. Both cases involved the same victim. Rolfson also has a 2013 conviction for fifth-degree drug possession.