NU man faces harassment order violation charge

Bail set

at $60K

NEW ULM — A 30-year-old New Ulm man was charged with violating a harassment restraining order (HRO) within 10 years of the first of two previous domestic violence convictions/adjudications in Brown County District Court Monday.

According to court documents, New Ulm Police were dispatched to Hillside Manor for a report of a possible violation Friday. At the scene, police saw a victim in the parking lot near 16th North and Payne Street and learned he was the complainant. Police knew he had been granted an HRO against Sean M. Nelson, 23 N. Highland Ave., New Ulm.

The victim told police Nelson was at Hillside Manor and just said something to him as he rode his bike past him, within several feet of him. Nelson admitted contacting the victim and said he has friends that live at Hillside Manor and he should be allowed to visit them.

Police told Nelson he was obviously in violation of the HRO. Nelson said he never read it and that he threw it away. Police learned the HRO reads that Nelson is to be 100 yards from the A2 building at Hillside Manor, and he was arrested.

Nelson was convicted of terroristic threats on Feb. 16, 2010, in Blue Earth County Court and a violation of an HRO on Feb. 16, 2016, in Brown County Court. Both convictions are qualified domestic violence offenses.