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Police Issue Nationwide Warrant for Apple Valley Man

Police have issued a nationwide warrant for an Apple Valley man accused of stalking, harassing and making terroristic threats to a 15-year old Rosemount boy.

Twenty-two-year old Christopher Laatsch is charged with one felony count of stalking and harassing and two felony counts of terroristic threats. Laatsch is also charged with fifth degree and domestic assault, each misdemeanors.

Laatsch was charged for his alleged assaults of his girlfriends 15-year old boy that went on for a few years.

According to the criminal complaint, police received a report from the victims mother discussing the incidents.

In a statement given to the police by the victim, he reports that the first incident happened two years ago.

The complaint states that Laatsch and the victim were watching a movie when Laatsch told the victim to go upstairs. When he refused, Laatsch got up and put him in a choke hold to the point where the victim had trouble breathing.

The complaint goes on to say that Laatsch then dragged the victim upstairs and choked him again. In the statement given by the victim he claims he lost consciousness.

Shortly after this incident, according to the complaint, Laatsch forcibly shaved the victims head. The victim stated that when he tried to move, Laatsch said, "You move - I'll choke you."

Also in the complaint was a incidents in which Laatsch reportedly punched the victim in the back and placed him in choke holds with the victims sister present.

The boy also told police of another incident where Laatsch allegedly took a knife from a butcher block and pointed it at the boy and his sister saying, "I hate you, I'm going to kill you."

The last incident outlined in the complaint states that the boy, his mother, sister, his sister's newborn and Laatsch were watching a movie. Their dog peed on the carpet during the movie, and Laatsch allegedly punched the dog, pushed his head into the carpet and punched the dog again.

According to the complaint the boys sister, who was said to be present on multiple occasions, has refused to speak.

If convicted, Laatsch faces 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine or both for the stalking/harassing felony, five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both for the two felony counts of terrorist threats and 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine for both misdemeanors.


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