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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A Rochester man has been charged with assaulting a woman.

The attack included punches, stomping, and a knife.

According to the criminal complaint, the assault took place on Oct 4th at the victim’s apartment. An officer sent to the victim’s apartment arrived to find she was “visibly upset and crying.” The officer also saw dried blood around her mouth and “fresh marks on her chest and neck as well as swelling on her forehead.”

The woman told the officer she and 26-year-old John Kidd were in an on/off relationship and that he became upset when an ex-boyfriend came to visit.

Olmsted County ADC
Olmsted County ADC

The woman said Kidd began “hitting her in the chest and face with a closed fist and open hand and also stomped on her chest a couple of times.” The officer “noticed a small portion of shoe tread bruising” on her chest.

The woman said Kidd also held a large kitchen knife in her mouth and threatened to kill her. The officer noted the woman "had a small cut on the corner of her mouth that she said was from the knife."

The woman called police after Kidd left. He later told her ”he heard on his scanner that she called police and begged him not to send him to jail.”

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