A 19-year-old Brainerd man was arrested Saturday and is being held in Crow Wing County Jail on probable cause of first-degree attempted murder while committing domestic assault, the Brainerd Police Department reported.
The suspect is being held pending the filing of formal criminal charges.
Police responded to a physical domestic dispute call at 2:27 a.m. Saturday to a residence on the 800 block of Walnut Street.
Brainerd Police Deputy Chief Mike Bestul said the domestic assault involved a man and a woman who have a child in common. Bestul said upon arrival to the residence, the suspect had fled the scene. Bestul said with help from Gator, the Baxter Police Department’s K-9 dog, the suspect was located around 5 a.m. on the 1000 block of Willow Street and was taken into custody without incident.
Officers with the Baxter Police Department, Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office, as well as officers from the Crosslake and Pequot Lakes police departments assisted with the incident. Bestul said the Crosslake and Pequot Lakes police departments were in the area for the safe and sober campaign and were able to provide assistance.
Bestul said the female was transported to Essential Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd to be treated for injuries.
Bestul expected the suspect would be arraigned Tuesday in Crow Wing District Court.
According to the Crow Wing County’s in-custody list, the suspect is being held for felony domestic assault-strangulation, gross misdemeanor domestic assault, misdemeanor disorderly conduct-brawling or fighting and misdemeanor liquor consumption by person under the age of 21.
Prior to Saturday, the suspect was arrested Wednesday for fifth-degree assault on the 900 block of Oak Street by Brainerd police. Bestul said the two incidents are not related.