A Bradford Township woman is facing several charges following an incident where she allegedly attacked an Isanti County deputy as well an emergency room worker.
Marie Irene Rood, 33, was charged on May 28 before Judge John Klossner in Isanti County District Court in Cambridge with felonies fourth-degree assault of a peace officer and fourth-degree assault of emergency personnel; gross misdemeanor obstruction of the legal process; and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Bail was set at $30,000 without conditions or $10,000 with conditions, and her next court appearance was set for June 20.
The incident occurred on May 24 when a call came into Isanti County dispatch about a disorderly female at a residence, allegedly intoxicated, destroying the living quarters and throwing things off the upper level deck.
According to the criminal complaint:
On May 24, at 7 p.m., Isanti County was dispatched to the 27820 block of Navajo Court Northwest in Bradford Township for the report of a disorderly female. Isanti County Deputy Tyler Johnson informed dispatch he was just clearing a traffic stop in the area and would head to the location.
When Johnson arrived on scene he witnessed Rood standing on the deck of the upper level of the residence throwing things off the deck and into the park area.
Johnson informed her to come down and she complied. Johnson noted she was extremely intoxicated and very hard to understand, speaking in circles and not really making sense.
Johnson was trying to ask her what was going on, and she was not giving him any information regarding the incident. She continued to walk away and tried to disengage with Johnson. Based on her intoxicated level as well as her actions, Johnson placed her in handcuffs and in the back of his patrol vehicle. He informed her she was not currently under arrest, just being detained until he could find out what was going on.
Johnson then made contact with the reporting party who informed him that they had gotten off work early, stopped at the liquor store and purchased some beer, returned home and they both started to consume some alcoholic beverages. The reporting party stated he did not know how much Rood had consumed; however, he believed she was consuming alcohol as well as prescription medications. He stated she became upset with him and started throwing things around the home and that is when he took their children, left the residence and went to Dairy Queen to deescalate the situation. When he returned home, he witnessed multiple items of his and hers out of the residence and on the ground from being thrown off the deck. That is when he contacted law enforcement. The entire residence was a complete disaster and there were doors ripped off the hinges and broken glass, and items scattered throughout the house and it did appear as though there were holes in the wall.
Johnson exited the residence and heard Rood banging and kicking the back windows of the patrol vehicle. Johnson then made contact with Rood and opened the rear door and she immediately stepped out. Immediately she started to pull away. Johnson grabbed her by her arm and began to pull her back to his patrol vehicle. She continued to pull away and continued to pull away again. She then started to kick, and Johnson used restraint and pinned her against his patrol vehicle. As Johnson was doing so she was scratching his arms, and inflicted demonstrable bodily harm.
Johnson then informed Rood she was going to be placed under arrest. She then calmed for a slight second and was told to sit back down in the patrol vehicle, at which point she then became disorderly and began to fight back pushing toward Johnson. Eventually as Johnson was putting Rood in his patrol vehicle she kicked him several times in the legs and in the groin. Photographs were taken of Johnson’s legs and groin area, showing the dirt from her footprints on his person.
Johnson informed dispatch he would be en route to the Isanti County Jail. Johnson spoke with Sgt. Brandon Oliver and they agreed the best course of action was to bring Rood to Cambridge Medical Center for an evaluation so they could get her cleared for the jail facility.
During the entire transport to Cambridge Medical Center, Rood was yelling and screaming, swearing, kicking and head butting the windows in the patrol vehicle.
At the Cambridge Medical Center, multiple staff came out along with Allina security to help. As soon as Rood was removed from the patrol vehicle she began to become disorderly and kick and had to be strapped down to get her inside for an evaluation.
During this process a registered ER nurse was grabbed by Rood and she was scratched on her hand, leaving demonstrable bodily harm, while working in the emergency room. Rood was cleared medically and was brought to the Isanti County Jail.