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Lakeville man, 19, referred on multiple charges after attacking Winona first responder

August 22, 2018

A 19-year-old man from Lakeville, Minn., who police say attacked an emergency medical technician while being transported to Winona Health was referred on multiple charges Wednesday.

Chase Jens Donnelly was referred to the Winona County attorney’s office Wednesday on charges of terroristic threats, third-degree criminal damage to property and fifth-degree assault.

At 12:38 a.m., Winona Police responded to a report of a loud party at a house near the intersection of Wabasha and Main streets. There, officers found Donnelly semi-unconscious in front of the house.

Officers called for medical assistance and Donnelly was transported by Winona Area Ambulance.

En route, Donnelly reportedly awoke and attempted to free himself from his restraints and began attacking one of the EMTs. While the driver walked to the back of the ambulance, Donnelly punched out the rear window, police said.

Police briefly fought with Donnelly in the back of the ambulance before restraining him. He was then transferred to another ambulance and transported to Winona Health for a medical evaluation.

There, police say he threatened to kill the emergency room doctor, the doctor’s wife, and a nurse.

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