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Moose Lake Star Gazette 

Local man facing felony charges

Infant injured during assault


Lyn Franklin Jacobson, 30, Willow River, was arrested and charged with assault in the third degree, terroristic threats and endangerment of a child after an incident on July 13.

According to a complaint from the Moose Lake Police Department, a Moose Lake police officer was dispatched to an apartment on Lakeshore Drive at 8:21 a.m. on that date.

Upon arriving at the scene, the officer heard Jacobson state, “I will kill you.”

The officer followed up on what he had heard and learned that the defendant had made that statement while speaking to his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his child.

Further investigation revealed that a short period of time prior to that Jacobson had come over to the residence to see his infant child. Jacobson was very intoxicated, the complaint states, and was holding his child and became irate when he saw another male in the residence. Jacobson then proceeded to punch the male victim in the face, breaking the male’s nose and causing other injury to the male.

Jacobson was holding the young child while causing the assault on the male victim and threatening to kill the female victim. During the altercations, the young child did receive injury to its body. There was also numerous blood splatters and stains about the walls of the apartment building.

The complaint states Jacobson’s hands were also injured and cut up, consistent with hitting and punching with closed fists.

Jacobson was charged with felony assault in the third degree, which carries a maximum sentence of five years and/or a $10,000 fine; felony terroristic threats, which carries a maximum sentence of five years and/or a $10,000 fine; and endangerment of a child, a gross misdemeanor, which carries a maximum sentence of one year and/or a $3,000 fine.

According to Minnesota Public Criminal History, Jacobson has been convicted of numerous counts since 2002 in both Pine and Carlton counties, including: driving while intoxicated, driving after revocation, obstruct the legal process, disorderly conduct, burglary, giving peace officer false name, assault, drugs and fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle. The charges range from misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor and felonies.


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