St. Cloud man arrested after assaulting female with knife

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Jan 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) – A St. Cloud man was held in custody after he assaulted his girlfriend and held her at knife point, according to police.

St. Cloud Police were sent to the 1000 block of 8th Avenue South in St. Cloud early Monday to respond to a domestic disturbance.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that Willie Lee Starr, 54, of St. Cloud, had threatened to kill his girlfriend, a 45-year-old St. Cloud resident, with a knife.

He then prevented her from leaving the premises and pulled the phone out of the wall when she attempted to call for help.

The victim received minor non-life threatening injuries during the assault.

Starr was placed under arrest and transported to Stearns County Jail, where he was charged with felony domestic assault, terroristic threats, interference with a 911 call, second degree assault and false imprisonment.

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