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Domestic assault call leads to charges

A 34-year-old Pillager man faces criminal charges following a domestic assault after he allegedly broke a cellphone and an iPad in order to stop the victim from calling 911 in Nisswa.

Travis Richard Johnson
Travis Richard Johnson

A 34-year-old Pillager man faces criminal charges following a domestic assault after he allegedly broke a cellphone and an iPad in order to stop the victim from calling 911 in Nisswa.

Travis Richard Johnson was charged Sept. 13 in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd with felony first-degree property damage of more than $1,000 and three gross misdemeanors counts of domestic assault and two for interrupting emergency calls.

According to the probable statement filed against Johnson, Nisswa police were called to a physical domestic assault at 10:24 p.m. Sept. 11 in Nisswa. Police were told the victim fled to a neighboring apartment and the neighbor called 911. The suspect, identified as Johnson, physically assaulted the victim, broke the victim's phone preventing her from calling 911 and he fled the area on foot, the complaint stated.

Johnson was located on Crow Wing County Road 13 near Camp Lincoln Road after Johnson called 911 and advised them of his location. Johnson was transported back to the residence and was informed he was under arrest for domestic assault and interfering with a 911 call. Johnson was in need of medical attention for a wound on his hand suffered during the alleged domestic assault and was transported to Essentia Health St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd to be evaluated.

Johnson was convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault on April 7, 2015.

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Johnson, represented by a public defender, posted bail Sept. 14 and is not currently in the Crow Wing County Jail. He must follow the conditions imposed on him by court, which include he may not enter the victim's residence or have contact with the victim, cannot leave the state without written court consent, cannot use alcohol or a controlled substance, cannot enter a bar or liquor establishment and must make all court appearances.

His next court appearance has not been set at this time, according to court records.

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