Brainerd lady accuses guy with arson conviction of threatening to burn off down her household

Steven Hamilton Whitney was billed Tuesday, July 20, in Crow Wing County District Courtroom in Brainerd with making felony threats of violence and gross misdemeanor domestic assault.

Brainerd police had been called at 10:23 a.m. Sunday to a home on Seventh Avenue Northeast in Brainerd for a domestic assault involving Whitney and a girl, who was billed July 13 with felony next-diploma assault with a risky weapon and two misdemeanors of domestic assault to cause bodily damage and home destruction.

Steven Hamilton Whitney

According to the legal complaint, the female claimed Whitney was yelling at her by the home windows and attempting to power his way into the home. All of the doorways had been locked and Whitney was however exterior. Officers have been on their way to the home when they noticed Whitney standing with his experience pressed up versus a window on the northeast facet of the home, and he appeared to be yelling. When Whitney saw the officer, he walked absent from the window and arrived toward the officer.

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Whitney said something comparable to, “What now?” to the officer and then went on to say one thing about the woman generating items up yet again just to get in touch with the cops. Whitney asked the officer anything equivalent to, “Isn’t it from the law for her to connect with the cops each working day and night?” The officer questioned Whitney what took place. Whitney replied the girl was just mad due to the fact he was offering the truck and auto and moving out. Whitney instructed the officer he woke up 30 minutes previously and anyone was coming to look at the truck he was marketing, in accordance to the complaint.

The officer went into the residence to talk with the girl, who said Whitney was “likely at her and verbally attacking her” all early morning. She stated Whitney was verbally assaultive for several hours that morning, calling her “each name in the ebook” and threatening to eliminate her by burning the home down even though she was sleeping, the grievance said.

She explained at one particular level that early morning, Whitney deliberately shoved her versus just one of the bedroom door frames and ongoing to explain to her he wished “she was dead and that he will kill her,” the grievance mentioned. The lady informed the officer she believed Whitney very likely would have physically assaulted her more if she wouldn’t have begged him to stop because of to her deteriorating health conditions.

The officer questioned the woman how many periods she believed Whitney tried to or set his fingers on her and she said at the very least 4 moments. The officer also asked her how many situations Whitney verbally threatened to damage her, destroy her or burn her property down that morning and she claimed almost certainly 10 moments.

The woman instructed the officer she is truly fearful for her security when Whitney is about. She believes Whitney is capable of and would burn her property down and try to get rid of her if the possibility was ideal.

Whitney was convicted and imprisoned for felony very first-degree arson when he utilized a gas can to burn a detached garage off Fir Road in Brainerd in 2015.

When officers tried to arrest Whitney, he allegedly tensed his arms towards his system and loudly commenced yelling and swearing at the officers and the girl.

Whitney ongoing to be in custody Thursday. The choose set bail with disorders at $10,000 and his up coming courtroom appearance is July 28.