WINDOM — Two Windom residents were incarcerated after a 911 hang-up call from their residence prompted a visit from law enforcement.
Officers first with Joyce Schlosser, 52, who had multiple bruises on her face, when they arrived. They asked the other household member, Prieor "Franklin" Childers, 52, how Schlosser had gotten the bruises, and he showed law enforcement stab wounds on his wrist and side, stating that Schlosser had assaulted him with a knife.
Schlosser told officers that the bruises had occurred the day before in a separate altercation with Childers. She said on that day, Childers had grabbed a knife from the butcher's block and had been chasing her with it. Childers claimed he had acted in self-defense.
Both were arrested and charged with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor domestic assault. The felony charge carries a maximum possible sentence of seven years in prison and/or a $14,000 fine. If the defendants are convicted, they will be sentenced based on their criminal history.
They are both being held in Cottonwood County Jail on bail set at $2,000 with conditions or $15,000 without. They each have an initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday.
The Southwest Crisis Center is available in our community to support and empower survivors of sexual and domestic violence. For questions about services or how you can help, contact the Southwest Crisis Center at 1-800-376-4311 or mnswcc.org.