St. Paul Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Domestic Battery

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December 05, 2017 02:59 PM

A St. Paul man has pleaded guilty to felony domestic battery in connection to an incident in late September when a White Bear Lake woman tossed a note from her bedroom window, saying she was being held against her will and asking for help.

Darrell Wayne Hill, 33, entered his plea Tuesday. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 7.

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According to the criminal complaint, White Bear Lake police responded to the Solid Ground transitional housing facility on the 3500 block of Century Avenue North at around 8:31 a.m. on Sept. 28 on a report of a female being assaulted and held against her will.

An advocate for residents there had reportedly called police after discovering a note written in crayon that a female resident had tossed from a bedroom window.

The woman told police she heard a knock on the door the night before. When she opened it, Hill allegedly entered and refused her request to leave. When she told him she would call someone to escort him out, he reportedly became enraged and broke her telephone before telling her he should kill her.

She then alleges he attacked her, punching her numerous times in the face and head. The attack allegedly continued down the hall toward the bedroom. He is said to have stepped on her legs and lower back, as well as putting her in a chokehold and cutting off her airway.

She then said he made her stay in her bedroom and made it clear he would hurt her if she called police. Police on the scene reported her cell phone was completely shattered. They also reportedly observed and photographed her injuries, which were said to include cuts on the front and both sides of her face, as well as a bump on the back of her neck and other bruising.

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