A Spring Lake Park man was arraigned in Anoka County District Court April 3 on a felony domestic assault charge.
Troy Aaron Jacobson, 42, allegedly punched and slapped his live-in girlfriend, 39, at their apartment in the 7700 block of University Avenue April 1, according to the criminal complaint.
The woman, whose face was bleeding when police met her, told police that Jacobson had no motive to hurt her, the complaint states.
When police spoke with Jacobson, he said the woman spit food at him for no reason, so he pushed her. He denied punching or slapping her, according to the complaint.
Jacobson bailed out of jail April 4, and five days later, he allegedly violated his no contact order, calling his girlfriend and going to the apartment building complex where they had lived together.
April 9, Jacobson allegedly pounded on a similarly numbered apartment, not his own, demanding to be let inside.
The woman living in the apartment eventually opened the door to tell Jacobson that he had the wrong apartment, and he allegedly pushed past her into the apartment.
Two neighbors, hearing the commotion, attempted to restrain Jacobson, and he started swinging his fists at them before leaving, the complaint alleges.
The neighbors told police Jacobson’s breath smelled like alcohol when this transpired, the complaint states.
When the police arrived at the scene, Jacobson was sitting outside, and his former girlfriend was standing near him.
She said that Jacobson had called her, and Jacobson maintained that she had called him to deliver food to the apartment, according to the complaint.
After smelling Jacobson’s breath, police tested his blood-alcohol level, which was .256, according to police.
Jacobson was hauled to jail and charged with burglary, violation of his no contact order and two counts of fifth-degree assault. At press time, he remained in jail on $50,000 bail.
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