David John Buchner, 52, of rural Osage, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony second-degree assault, felony domestic assault by strangulation and misdemeanor domestic assault.
According to court records, on May 21, a rural Becker County woman called 911 after Buchner, just home from a chemical dependency commitment, alarmed her as soon as she got home from work.
He was angry with her, and she felt threatened and wanted to leave, but he pulled the fuses out of her vehicle so she couldn’t drive away and got physical with her when she tried to stop him.
She tried to text her daughter for help, but Buchner threw her cellphone into the woods.
Buchner is accused of throwing her to the ground and choking her.
“No one is going to do that to me again,” he told her, according to the criminal complaint, before firing several rounds into the ground near her with a DPMS brand AR-15 .223 caliber assault rifle. She was hit by shell casings as the bullets hit the ground nearby.
At one point she was able to get the gun away from him and move it some distance away. When he started heading back to get the gun, she took off running, hid in the woods, and then managed to flag down a passing ATV driver, who told police that she looked “absolutely terrified.” The ATV driver gave her a ride to a main road, where she was met by a deputy.
The DPMS rifle was found inside the house.
On May 24, Becker County District Judge Jay Carlson set cash bail for Buchner at $75,000 or bond at $75,000, under standard conditions of release, or $200,000 bond with no conditions.
White Earth man charged with breaking into home, pointing gun at woman
Dustin Alan Jackson, 27, of White Earth, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony first-degree burglary and felony second-degree assault.
According to court records, on April 22, a White Earth tribal police officer went to a residence on Becker County Road 21 on a report that Jackson had broken in and pointed a gun at a woman.
She said he broke the window on the back door to get in, and pointed a long, black revolver at her. She fled into a bedroom and he came in and pointed the gun at her again. She fled out a window and he stayed behind, breaking a mirror in the house.
On May 19, District Judge Jay Carlson issued a warrant for his arrest. Jackson was booked into the Becker County Jail on June 3, and his first appearance is set for July 1.
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Man accused of violating domestic restraining order
Jayson Robert Annette, 33, of Ponsford, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony domestic abuse -- violating a restraining order.
According to court records, at 12:21 a.m. on May 21, a woman called law enforcement to report that he was at her residence with their son. A deputy found him in a bedroom and arrested him.
He has four domestic-abuse type convictions from 2017-2019, and White Earth Tribal Court had issued a two-year order for protection on Oct. 20, 2020.
On May 24, Becker County District Judge Jay Carlson set bond for Annette at $10,000 with no conditions, or authorized him to be released without bail, under standard conditions of release, including no contact with the victim.