A 32-year-old Brainerd man allegedly rode down the street on top of his victim’s vehicle when she attempted to flee following a physical domestic assault.
Kyle George Jacobs faces four felonies stemming from the incident, which Brainerd police responded to at 4:19 p.m. Oct. 30. According to a criminal complaint filed by the Crow Wing County Attorney’s Office, the victim called 911 to report Jacobs had assaulted her and she was trying to drive away. A dispatcher advised police they could hear a man yelling and pounding on the victim’s vehicle. A short time later, Jacobs was allegedly on top of the victim’s vehicle as she drove.
Police arrived just after the victim stopped at the home of Jacobs’ family member and found the victim crying heavily inside her vehicle. After taking several minutes to calm herself down, the victim explained she arrived home to find Jacobs highly intoxicated inside the apartment he sometimes shares with her. Jacobs was upset over an argument the previous night and immediately became violent, the complaint stated.
The victim said Jacobs punched her in the head several times with a closed fist, pulled her hair, kicked her and at one point grabbed her by the neck and pushed her down on the bed, squeezing her neck to the point it was very difficult for her to breathe. Police observed multiple facial and head injuries consistent with the victim’s description of events.
Jacobs first appeared Friday, Nov. 1, in Crow Wing County District Court to face two felony charges of third or subsequent harassment violations within 10 years, felony domestic assault and felony domestic assault by strangulation.
Jacobs has convictions in a number of previous cases, including interference with a 911 call in September 2011, fifth-degree assault in November 2015, gross misdemeanor domestic assault and interfering with a 911 call in March 2016 and felony domestic assault in August 2016. Jacobs also has previous drug-related convictions, including felony second-degree possession of cocaine in 2011, fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance in 2013 and fifth-degree drug possession in 2018. Jacobs has served three prison sentences, most recently a 21-month term for the felony domestic assault in 2016.
Jacobs remains jailed in Crow Wing County with a $75,000 bail or bond imposed. He is scheduled to appear again in court Tuesday, Nov. 12.