Court Proceedings

Brown County

District Court

• David M. MacLaren, 54, 205 N. Washington, Springfield, was charged with felony threats of violence, domestic assault; gross misdemeanor domestic assault-subsequent violation, misdemeanor commits act to cause fear of immediate bodily harm or death; and intentionally inflicts/attempts to inflict bodily harm June 4.

According to court documents, Springfield Police got a phone call on June 2 from a witness who said her friend barricaded herself in her room because MacLaren was trying to hurt her. At the resident, a woman police identified from past contacts, said MacLaren, her ex-husband, took off in a silver Cobalt and that “he’s been beating me for months. I was afraid.” In addition, she said he told her he was going to kill her, scratched her, pulled her hair, slapped her and spit on her.

The victim said she and MacLaren were lying in bed watching TV when he got “super” mad when she told him she was sick of him texting. She said he said he would “break her neck” and attacked her.

Police saw red marks on the victim’s right arm on her triceps area and a bruise near her elbow, multiple red marks near her forearm, redness on her neck and red, swollen cheeks on both sides of her face.

At about 10:26 p.m., Sleepy Eye Police saw MacLaren driving in Sleepy Eye, stopped and arrested him. A Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy transported MacLaren to jail.

The victim said she had multiple back and neck problems, many procedures but had limited mobility. In addition, the victim said MacLaren would show up at her work place unannounced.

Police gave the victim some victim’s services information.

MacLaren was previous convicted of qualified, domestic violence-related offenses within the past 10 years including domestic assault on April 27, 2015; June 30, 2015; and felony domestic abuse-violates two or more Order for Protection within 10 years on Aug. 4, 2015.

MacLaren is already in custody. His bail was set at $60,000.

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