Worthington man in custody after allegedly pulling knife on roommate

He is set to appear in court Monday.

Christopher Murillo

WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man was arrested in the early morning of Jan. 15 after his roommate called the police and reported that he was threatening the roommate with a knife.

The roommate said that Christopher Murillo, 24, was under the influence of methamphetamine and experiencing hallucinations. When police arrived at the residence, they spoke with Murillo, who was described as "highly agitated" in the criminal complaint. Murillo reportedly told an officer that there were people with masks and they had stuck knives through the door; no knife marks were observed.

Meanwhile, the roommate was still hiding in their room and was visibly upset and crying. They told police they had been holding the door closed out of fear for their life. Murillo continued to assert that there were people with knives out to get him, and he tested positive for meth.

Murillo was arrested and charged with felony domestic assault, which carries a maximum possible sentence of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. If convicted, he will be sentenced based on criminal history.

He was convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault twice and felony domestic assault once last year.


Murillo remains in Nobles County Jail on bail set at $5,000 with conditions or $30,000 without. His initial court appearance is set for Monday.

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