Police search for suspect in assault, burglary

Elk River Police are looking for a man who burglarized a home and allegedly assaulted two people before leaving the residence, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.

The victims were a 24-year-old Elk River woman and a 28 year old Elk River man.

“This was not a random incident,” Kluntz said. “The female victim and male suspect have had a past relationship.”

Police were called at about 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 15 to a home in the 14000 block of 190th Ave. N.W.

The woman told police early on the morning of Nov. 15 she awoke to a man kneeling on her chest.

Suspect sought in assault and burglary.
Suspect sought in assault and burglary.

The suspect told her not to scream or he would slice her throat, Kluntz said.

The victim was able to get the suspect off of her and lead him upstairs away from their daughter who was sleeping next to her, Kluntz said.

The suspect then reportedly assaulted a 28-year-old Elk River man who was staying at the residence and then took off in an older 4 door vehicle.

Kluntz reported the suspect took both the victims cell phones and removed the cord to the land line. A KOPS alert was placed on suspect, who has a previous domestic assault conviction in 2005.