TRF Man Sentenced For Felony Domestic Assault
TRF Man Sentenced For Felony Domestic Assault
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Jerod Erik Carlson, 37, Thief River Falls, was sentenced for a felony charge of domestic assault.

He was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison stayed for five years.

Carlson was ordered to serve supervised probation for five years. He was ordered to comply with a Domestic Abuse – No Contact Order and follow all existing no-contact orders. Carlson was ordered to undergo a domestic-abuse evaluation. He was ordered to not use or possess firearms, ammunition, or explosives. Carlson was ordered to provide a DNA sample. He was also ordered to pay $210 in fees and fines and $2,529.05 in restitution.

The charges stemmed from a 911 call at about 10:31 a.m. July 11, according to the complaint. En route to the home in the 900 block of Reserve Ave., police learned that the incident, while initially reported as a verbal domestic disturbance, involved a physical assault.

A woman reported that Carlson had placed his hand on her neck. She said he had an active warrant out of Polk County and she believed he was inside the home. She told the police to be careful since he knew they were coming to the home and he was ready for them.

Police didn’t find Carlson in the home; however, they observed damage to the floor and kitchen cabinets. Police went to the home of Carlson’s father, who said he hadn’t seen his son in a week. He consented to a search of his yard, where police found Carlson in a garden shed.

Carlson told police that the woman was working the previous night and wouldn’t answer his phone calls or Facebook messages. She returned home after 10 a.m. that day and the two of them argued. Carlson said there was no physical assault. He said he didn’t want the woman drinking and driving and had unhooked her car battery.

Carlson said he then left and went to his dad’s home. The complaint indicated that Carlson had been convicted of gross misdemeanor domestic assault in September 2017 and May 2019. Both convictions were in Pennington County.

Jerod Erik Carlson
Jerod Erik Carlson