Court Proceedings

Brown County

District Court

• Mark R. Bank, 1100 Center St., New Ulm, was charged with felony threats of violence and misdemeanor 4th-degree DWI 0.08 within two hours at June 11. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were dispatched to the Kegel Klub for a possible intoxicated driver who made a threat at 1:55 p.m. June 10. Police stopped the vehicle near 12th North and Washington Streets and identified the driver as Mark R. Bank.

A woman told police he was at the Kegel Klub when she arrived and they began a verbal disagreement. She went to the bathroom and learned when she returned that Bank threatened to slit her throat. She said he left the bar and she followed him to ensure he didn’t do anything to her vehicle.

Police said Bank showed intoxication clues. He failed the Horizontal Nystagmus Test (HGN). He provided a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) that resulted in .146 and was arrested for DWI. A Datamaster breath test later read .11. His initial court appearance was set for 11:30 a.m. June 12.

• Matthew R. Lindberg, 25, 726 N. German St., New Ulm, was charged with felony 2nd-degree drug sale 10 grams or more of a narcotic other than heroin within 90 days June 11. According to court documents, a Brown Lyon Redwood Renville County Drug Task Force agent (BLRR-DTF) met with a confidential informant (CI) who said they could buy methamphetamine from Lindberg. The CI arranged to buy an “8-ball” for $180 at Lindberg’s residence on Dec, 29, 2017.

The CI made the buy and handed two bags of a crystal-like substance to the BLRR-DTF agent. The purchased substance was weighed at four grams total on a non-certified scale and field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

On Feb. 27, 2018, the CI told the agent they could buy two 8-balls of meth from Lindberg for $320 at his residence. After the buy, the CI gave the agent two bags of a crystal-like substance. The bags weighed 8.1 grams total.

Lindberg’s bail was set at $60,000.