Court Proceedings

Brown County

District Court

• Tyler D. Sellner, 29, 620 Prescott St. N.W., Sleepy Eye, was charged July 3 with felony 3rd-degree assault-substantial bodily harm and a misdemeanor count of domestic assault. According to court documents, Sleepy Eye Police were called by a Sleepy Eye medical professional who got a text message from an alleged victim refering to a hospital visit for injuies earlier in the day. The message said the victim’s injuries were not from accidentally falling but from Sellner, who shook her and threw her to the ground.

Police contacted the victim on the phone. She said that at about 8:30 a.m., July 1, she was at home with Sellner and her two boys and Sellner was mad because he couldn’t sleep in. The victim said Sellner raised his hands in the air, shook her hard and threw her towards the ground and she struck a table with the left side of her back before landing on the floor, with a plastic child’s toy under her neck.

The woman said she was in pain the next day and unable to turn her head normally, so she went to the Sleepy Eye Medical Center and had a bruise on her arm and back and a concussion.

The woman said Sellner took off from work, went with her to the medical center and told medical staff her injuries were from slipping on a child’s toy and falling. The woman said she went along with the story.

Sellner was arrested. Police listened to an audio recording the woman emailed that including she and Sellner talking about the physical altercation after it happened. She talked about how her back and neck were in pain, but she can’t go to the doctor without Sellner getting in trouble. She also talked about how she wanted Sellner to tell his father the truth about what happened earlier in the day.

Sellner said the woman slapped him and he pushed her hard, causing her to hit the table, landing on a toy. The woman said she did not hit him and only raised her hands in defense. Sellner admitted to pushing the woman and apologized on the recording.

• Angela J. Hacker, 36, 730 Herbert St., Stewart, was charged July 3 with gross misdemeanor violating a harassment restraining order and driving after cancellation-inimical to public safety July 3.

According to court documents, New Ulm Police were notified of a reported restraining order violation and child custody situation at 1504 Oakwood Avenue at 11:40 a.m., July 2. Police knew the alleged victim lived there and had issues with Hacker including possible order for protection (OFP) and child custody issues.

At the residence, police saw a vehicle registered to Hacker, who did not have a valid driver’s license and that her driving status was cancelled.

Hacker told police she had a child in common with the alleged victim and he has primary custody, but she has split visitation with visitation rights every other weekend. She said he hasn’t been allowing her to see him and ignored her calls and texts.

Hacker acknowledged there is an OFP in plance and she isn’t supposed to have contact with the victim or be at his residence. She claimed it allowed her to contact him as long as it was about their child.

Hacker was arrested for an OFP violation and license cancellation-inimical to public safety. She was convicted of an HRO violation on March 27, 2018 in Brown County Court, which is a qualified, violence-related offense.

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