Court Proceedings

Brown County District Court

• Joshua W. Lastine, 32, 100 N. State St., New Ulm, was charged Thursday with a felony count of domestic assault and a gross misdemeanor count of disrupting a 911 call. Unconditional bail was set at $20,000. Conditions include no contact with victims and no alcohol or controlled substance use.

According to the charging documents filed with the court, New Ulm Police were dispatched to 620 1/2 1st North Street at 2:56 a.m. April 29 after receiving a report of a physical domestic situation. The male party had already left. At the residence, a woman told police she was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, Lastine, and she didn’t know where he was.

The woman said she and Lastine were drinking and he began spilling it on the floor. When she asked him to leave he became upset and he threw her to the kitchen floor twice. She said that the top of her head hurt. Police felt a small bump on the top of her head.

The woman said she tried to leave her apartment to call 911, Lastine followed her and smashed her phone on the ground. The woman went to a neighbor’s apartment to call 911 after Lastine left.

The woman told police Lastine broke her apartment door earlier in the night and she showed them a cracked, inside casing and broken chain on the door.

Police went to Lastine’s residence but were unable to contact him and noted his vehicle, a 2000 Toyota Echo, was not at the residence.

At about 5:45 a.m., Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Shaw met with a witness at her residence who said Lastine was at her residence after he rolled his vehicle a half mile away. The witness said she drove Lastine back to his residence and dropped him off between 3:30 and 4 a.m.

Brown County dispatch “pinged” Lastine’s phone near his apartment and police drafted a search warrant for his apartment before the witness got Lastine to come to his apartment door. He was transported to the Brown County Law Enforcement Center.

Lastine has previous convictions for domestic assault and violating a No Contact Order.

Both convictions are prior, qualified, domestic-related convictions within the past 10 years.


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