Charges filed in altercation that resulted in a woman being doused in gasoline
MOUNTAIN LAKE — A Windom woman and Mountain Lake man face criminal charges related to an assault last weekend that resulted in a woman being kidnapped and doused in gasoline.
Dawn M. Glynn, 38, of Windom has been charged with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and fifth-degree assault, a misdemeanor. Dustin Bennett, 36, of Mountain Lake have been charged misdemeanor domestic assault.
The charges stem from a reported kidnapping April 14.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Cottonwood County District Court, officers responded April 14 to an apartment complex in Windom for the report of a kidnapping that had occurred at a Third Avenue home in Mountain Lake. Upon arrival, officers observed a woman to be visibly wet from her face to her clothing. An officer noted the smell of gasoline and what appeared to be a gas stain in a cement parking lot.
The alleged victim said she was taken to the apartment complex and dialed 911 from a restroom. She was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
In later interviews with law enforcement, the victim stated an argument broke out at the Mountain Lake home. Drug use was identified in the compliant.
As she grabbed some of her belongings to leave, Glynn and Bennett came outside and kicked her, the victim told law enforcement. She claimed that Glynn choked and poured gasoline on her, and also brandished a blowtorch in her hands and forced the victim into a vehicle.
In post-arrest interviews, Glynn denied pouring gasoline or choking the victim. Bennett told officers that he never got into a physical altercation with the alleged victim and that Glynn was only attempting to calm the victim down. The alleged victim got into Glynn’s vehicle willingly, Bennett said.
Glynn’s conditional bail was scheduled at $5,000 and unconditional at $15,000. Bennett was not required to post bail to be released on conditions.