An Owatonna police officer sustained minor injuries after responding to call that a Clarkfield man would not leave a residence, court documents say.

Brian Leo Trevino, 28, was charged Thursday in Steele County Court with first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault of a peace officer through transferring bodily fluids, and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, all felonies. He is also facing two additional assault charges including one gross misdemeanor for physically assault a peace officer and a misdemeanor for committing an act with intent to cause fear.

According to the criminal complaint, on Tuesday night Owatonna police officer Joshua Lee responded to a report that a male – later identified as Trevino – was intoxicated and refusing to leave an apartment. On the way to the scene, dispatch informed Lee that Trevino had left the scene.

When Lee arrived at the apartment, the tenant said Trevino had trashed the place and that they did not want him to come back. While taking the victim’s statement, Trevino returned, and Lee advised him that he was not welcome and needed to leave or wait to speak with Lee outside. According to the report, Trevino refused to leave and began pushing Lee to get past him. Trevino continued to come at Lee in an aggressive manner and began hitting him. Lee eventually had to deploy his taser, but Trevino continued to try to attack Lee. After Lee deployed his taser a second time, Trevino fell to the ground. At this time, additional officers arrived at the scene and were able to assist placing Trevino in custody, according to court documents.

As officers tried to calm Trevino down, he continued to scream and thrash around. At one point, Trevino spat on Officer Anna Martin and his saliva landed on her legs. The report reads that it was “very apparent” that Trevino had been drinking alcohol and was intoxicated.

Lee obtained a statement from the victim, who stated she had let Trevino stay at her place while she was at work just to help him out. When she returned from work, the victim said Trevino had trashed her apartment and began grabbing at her sexually and yelling in her face. The victim said the sexual advances were unwanted and she told Trevino not to touch her and to leave several times, according to the report.

Trevino’s initial court appearance is scheduled for June 23.

In additional court news, a warrant has been issued for 58-year-old Mark Patrick Dooney in Owatonna. Dooney is being charged with making terroristic threats, a felony, as well as misdemeanor domestic assault.

According to the criminal complaint, on Monday the Owatonna police were called for a threats complaint. The caller stated that Dooney was threatening to kill a female and then kill himself.

An officer had previously responded in 2010 to a domestic between Dooney and the same victim where a handgun was involved, according to the report.

Dooney’s current whereabouts are unknown.

Reach Reporter Annie Granlund at 507-444-2378 or follow her on Twitter @AnnieGranlund. ©Copyright 2021 APG Media of Southern Minnesota.

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