A total of 14 charges, including second-degree murder, have been filed against the 22-year-old Onamia woman who was arrested Saturday for assaulting and driving over two people, killing one and seriously injuring the other.
Appearing in Mille Lacs County District Court Tuesday, Danielle Boyd was charged with two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of second-degree attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault using a weapon and causing bodily harm, two counts of criminal vehicular homicide, one count of second-degree assault using a dangerous weapon and two counts of criminal vehicular operation resulting in great bodily harm.
The criminal complaint indicates the charges stem from an altercation between Boyd and Julie Ann Nayquonabe and Deanna Louise Sam about 2:30 a.m. Saturday on Gabeshi Lane in Vineland on the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation.
According to the criminal complaint filed against Boyd, she had been at Sam's residence but was asked to leave. After Boyd threw something at Sam's house, witnesses told police that Sam and Nayquonabe had gone outside to confront Boyd.
According to the criminal complaint, several witnesses told police officers that Boyd went back to the house where she was staying, got a knife and a scissors, and began fighting with Sam and Nayquonabe. Boyd then got into a car and struck Sam and Nayquonabe from behind. Boyd then drove the car through the ditch and into Sam's house, burying it completely into the residence's lower level.
Responding officers found a large amount of blood on the street and bloody tire tracks leading from Nayquonabe's body to Sam's house.
Officers also recovered the knife and scissors from the roadway.
The preliminary autopsy report from the coroner's office showed that Nayquonabe, 35, Onamia, died from a stab wound through her left side, which punctured her lung and was exacerbated by being run over by the car. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sam, 40, Onamia, was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital where Tuesday she was reported in good condition.
Boyd suffered cuts to her neck and chest. According to the criminal complaint, she told officers that the victims got the knife away from her and used it on her. Boyd was treated at Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia and released into police custody.
Boyd remains in the Mille Lacs County Jail on $1 million unconditional bail or $500,000 conditional bail. Her next court hearing is scheduled for April 19.
The Mille Lacs Tribal Police Department, the Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating.
MATT ERICKSON can be reached at email@example.com or 855-5857.
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