by Peter Bodley
An Anoka woman faces three charges in Anoka County District Court, two of them felonies, for allegedly assaulting and threatening another woman.
Carolyn Marie Burgess, 38, 3030 Sixth Ave. N., Anoka, was arraigned in court Dec. 29 on felony first-degree burglary and terroristic threat charges as well as a misdemeanor assault count.
Bail was set at $200,000 without conditions or $50,000 with conditions and Burgess is due back in court Jan. 24.
Anoka Police responded to a residence on the 3600 block of Bryant Avenue Dec. 27 where a woman, 30, reported that Burgess, a woman she knew from prison, had entered her home uninvited and assaulted her, according to the complaint.
The woman alleged that Burgess got into her home through a screen door in the kitchen area, yelled at her about something the woman’s son allegedly said about her, then punched her in the forehead, struck her again and placed her in a headlock, grabbing her around the throat.
Burgess also allegedly threatened to kill the woman before leaving.
Officers observed visible injuries on the woman, the complaint alleges.
In a statement to police, Burgess admitted going to the woman’s residence, but alleged that while they were talking, the woman became agitated and pushed her, which caused her to hit the woman.
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