Worthington man faces assault, resisting arrest charges
The defendant told officers he assaulted the 65-year-old man because he was a "North Korean spy."
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man accused of physically assaulting a man and resisting arrest faces a string of criminal charges in Nobles County District Court.
According to the criminal complaint, Trenton A. Bisaillon, 36, assaulted a 65-year-old man, causing several facial abrasions. The victim was transported to Sanford Worthington Medical Center for treatment.
A Worthington police officer waited for Bisaillon to exit the apartment dwelling in which he resided. Upon being instructed to stop and place his hands on the patrol car, Bisaillon reportedly asked the officer if he "wanted to fight" and continued to approach in an aggressive manner. The officer warned Bisaillon he would tase him if he continued to approach and disobey commands.
Bisaillon allegedly resisted and pulled his hands away while the officer was attempting to place handcuffs on him.
While waiting for backup, the officer asked Bisaillon if he recalled assaulting anyone. He replied that he did, and called the male he assaulted a "North Korean spy."
Bisaillon allegedly continued to struggle with officers and attempted to flee the scene. He continued to resist at the Nobles County Jail, and he was secured in a restraint chair.
Bisaillon faces charges of felony threats of violence, gross misdemeanor obstruct legal process and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault. The felony-level charge is punishable up to five years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine or both.
Bisaillon's conditional bail was scheduled at $20,000, his unconditional at $40,000.