Pequot Lakes woman faces burglary and assault charges
The husband and wife were sleeping when the wife woke up when she heard Goerges yelling and swearing at her. The wife stated the woman was hitting, kneeing, scratching and pulling her hair, the court document stated.
A 62-year-old Pequot Lakes woman faces charges after breaking into a residence and assaulting a couple she knew.
Taffie Lynn Goerges was charged May 17 in Crow Wing County District Court with two felony counts of first-degree burglary where she entered a residence without consent and assaulted the occupants and three misdemeanors of domestic assault, fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
The charges stem from a call to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office at 10:30 p.m. May 14 to a domestic disturbance at a residence on River Road. The complainant reported Goerges, who is known to her, was at her residence trying to assault her and her husband. The deputy spoke with Goerges, who had fallen down outside the house. Goerges explained she had not seen the complainant’s husband in 10 months and she wanted to see him. She stated the complainant does not let her husband see Goerges and he owes her money, the criminal complaint stated.
The deputy then spoke with the husband and wife, who stated they haven’t had contact with Goerges for an extended period of time. They were sleeping when the incident began. The wife stated she woke up when she heard Goerges yelling and swearing at her. She told Goerges she had to leave and she didn't. Goerges attacked the wife in her bedroom, which was described as hitting, kneeing, scratching and hair pulling, the complaint stated. The wife stated she was in fear for her life and was calling for her husband while Goerges continued to yell and swear at her. The wife stated she did not know what Goerges was saying.
Goerges had her in a headlock when the husband came upstairs, picked up Goerges and physically began to carry her down the stairs to the lower level entry door. While he was carrying Goerges, she was hitting, scratching and pulling on his shirt, ripping it. He set her down outside and tried to keep her upright as she was intoxicated, the complaint stated. The husband told Goerges she had to leave and he shut the door, locking it.
Goerges was released on her own recognizance and must follow conditions of release to include no contact with the victims, not entering any bars or liquor stores or possessing any firearms or dangerous weapons, following a domestic abuse no contact order and making all her future court hearings.
Her next court hearing is June 22.