Court Proceedings

Brown County

District Court

• Scott M. Zobel, 21, 1110 Center St., New Ulm, was charged with counts of felony domestic abuse-violate No Contact Order-within 10 years of the first of two or more convictions and gross misdemeanor domestic abuse violate No Contact Order within 10 years of previous conviction Jan. 11.

According to court documents, New Ulm Police met with an alleged victim in the Law Enforcement Center (LEC) on Sept. 28. The victim said after her relationahip with Zobel relationship ended, she was granted a Domestic No Contact Order (DNCO) that was in effect at least until Zobel’s sentencing on Oct. 2 for a prior domestic assault conviction.

The alleged victim told police she was gathering his belongings at Zobel’s parent’s residence when both parents handed her a note Zobel wrote from jail that was dated Aug. 2. The alleged victim said the note stated that “he loves her and wishes to move back with her, that he was sorry about the prior domestic incidents between the two, that he wanted her to be there when he got out of jail after an Aug. 15 plea hearing.”

Zobel was convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault in Brown County Court on March 10, 2015; pled guilty to gross misdemeanor domestic assault-subsequent violation on Aug. 5, 2017, both of which are qualified, domestic violence-related offenses.

Zobel was summoned to appear in court at 9:30 a.m., Feb. 12.

• Michael E. Blomquist, 47, 2201 N. Broadway, New Ulm, was charged with four counts of felony domestic abuse-violate Order for Protection in two complaints Jan. 12. According to court documents for the first complaint, New Ulm Police met with an alleged victim who wished to report a possible Order for Protection (OFP) violation on Bloomquist in the Law Enforcement Center (LEC) lobby Jan. 7.

The victim told police Blomquist sent her Facebook messages that day not related to their son while the OFP stated that texts and emails are limited to his parenting time with the child and to advise her of medical emergencies involving the child.

Police verified some of the messages violated the OFP after viewing them and photographed them.

Blomquist was convicted of violating an OFP twice on May 1, 2017 in Nicollet County Court, which are qualified, domestic violence-related offenses.

For the second complaint, New Ulm Police met with a person in the LEC lobby about an OFP violation on Jan. 10. The victim said she reported a previous OFP violation to police Jan. 7 and Blomquist continued to violate the OFP on Jan 8, 9, and 10 via Facebook Messenger and attempted calls.

Police went to Blomquist’s residence to meet with him and arrested him for the OFP violation.

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