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Sherburn man facing assault charges

FAIRMONT — A Sherburn man is facing felony charges in Martin County.

Marvyn Wayne Hansen, 56, has been charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in the second degree. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

On June 17, Martin County deputies responded to a report of a vehicle chasing another vehicle and trying to run it off the road. Dispatch advised that the suspect vehicle was being driven by Hansen, and the complainant was an adult male relative of Hansen. Deputies were aware of aggressive behavior by Hansen toward other relatives earlier in the say, and that Hansen was the suspect in an earlier assault against a relative.

While traveling to the area, deputies were advised that Hansen had hit the caller’s vehicle and they had stopped at the end of a driveway in the 900 block of 85th Street in rural Martin County. A deputy arrived on scene and spoke with two of Hansen’s relatives, a man and a woman, who were in the vehicle.

The woman said Hansen had been having mental issues and has been breaking, burning and destroying things that belong to her. She said Hansen has been staying with the male relative because she is afraid of Hansen. She said she and the male relative drove to her residence to see what damage Hansen had done.

The woman said that while at the residence they noticed a vehicle coming down the drive toward them and they made the decision to leave. She said that while they were leaving, they observed Hansen was the driver. She explained that the vehicle turned around and began chasing them, and Hansen eventually hit the side of her vehicle.

The deputy traveled back to the residence and observed Hansen standing near the suspect vehicle, drinking a can of beer. When asked to explain what happened, the deputy observed that Hansen seemed agitated, yelling as he spoke about the incident.

Hansen said he observed a vehicle leaving the residence and he went inside to see it had been vandalized. He said he went after the vehicle, saying he would have caught it and run it off the road, but one of his sandals fell off behind the accelerator. Hansen then said he would not have run it off the road, but would have pulled in front of it before allowing it to leave. Hansen then said he followed the vehicle until he hit it and passed it off the road.

The deputy asked Hansen if he had immediately turned and followed the vehicle, and Hansen indicated he had.

Officers observed damage to both vehicle, consistent with Hansen’s vehicle striking the side of the other vehicle.

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