Nine new charges against St. Cloud man with two violence cases pending
Police say a man accused of domestic violence in January violated a court order last week when he allegedly contacted his former victim, tried to kick down her door, slashed her tires and pulled her into a vehicle against her will, according to a new criminal complaint.
Abdi Ahmed Mohamud, 26, was arrested last Friday and faces nine new charges including felony stalking, domestic abuse, violating a no-contact order and giving a false name to police.
In January Mohamud, who has a St. Cloud address, was charged with felony domestic assault by strangulation, as well as three other charges. He pleaded not guilty in February and the case is ongoing. Since that arrest he was ordered not to contact the victim and their three children.
He was also charged last April with second-degree assault for allegedly punching a man then slashing him in the face with a pocket knife. Mohamud pleaded not guilty to that charge last August and failed to appear at a hearing in May, according to court records.
Last Thursday the victim from the January incident reported that Mohamud had texted and called her from blocked numbers and that he showed up at her home Wednesday, asking to see their kids, according to the Statement of Probable Cause. "(The victim) indicated she let him in because she was afraid of what might happen if she told him no."
Mohamud returned to the home Thursday and tried to kick the door down, according to court documents. "She said the defendant said if she did not let him in, she would make him do something stupid."
He allegedly returned early Friday morning and tried to get in again. Police noted that morning that the woman"s tires were slashed.
Then Friday evening Mohamud allegedly grabbed and pulled the woman into a vehicle as she was leaving work.
"She said she did not want to go with the defendant and yelled to stop multiple times," according to court records. "She said she was very afraid the defendant was going to kill her if he took her."
When police showed up she was not injured but "was extremely fearful," and Mohamud gave them a false name, according to the documents.
Mohamud made appeared in court Monday for the most recent charges against him. He will return for an omnibus hearing next Monday.
He remains at the Stearns County Jail according to Wednesday"s jail log.
Nora G. Hertel: 320-255-8746 and on Twitter @nghertel.
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