Court Proceedings

Brown County

District Court

• Raymond Santiago, 39, 206 1/2 N. Minnesota St., New Ulm, was charged on May 25 with felony domestic abuse; violates two or more orders for protection (OFP) within 10 years of previous conviction, gross misdemeanor domestic abuse violate OFP and misdemeanor domestic abuse violate OFP.

According to court documents, New Ulm Police got a phone call from an alleged victim May 18 who wished to report an Order For Protection (OFP) violation. Santiago is prevented from having any contact with the victim until Oct. 27. The victim said she got an automatic reply message to her posting on a website. The victim said she has items for sale and the user was recognized as Raymond Santiago Hernandez.

On May 20, the victim called police to report that Santiago made another automatic replay that stated “I’m interested.” She emailed a screenshot of the reply.

A Brown County Probation agent asked Santiago about the alleged contact and he admitted to sending the message “I’m interested.” He was convicted of felony violation of an OFP on March 24, 2011 in Ramsey County and of felony domestic assault in Brown County on April 26.

Santiago was booked May 24. He remains in the Brown County Jail. His bail was set at $60,000.

Sibley County

Sheriff’s Office

• Took a report from an area resident that he got a call from someone identifying themselves as a member of the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office. The resident was told there was an arrest warrant for him for failing to appear for jury duty and he should obtain two MoneyPak cards, which he did.

On May 23, a nationwide felony arrest warrant was issued for Keenan A. Miles, 33, of New Orleans, LA for theft by swindle in connection with the case.