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Domestic assault arrest made Tuesday

Tuesday, Aug. 18, at about 1:43 a.m., Stearns County deputies responded to a 911 call reporting a domestic assault in progress at a residence on County Road 44 in Fairhaven Township. When deputies arrived, they found Evan Aaron Bickford, age 29, of South Haven, in the yard with bloody knuckles. Officers spoke with three adults in the home and learned that Bickford became angry with one of the adult females. He assaulted her and choked her until another adult said they were calling 911. The female fled the residence and locked herself in a car. The other adults feared for their safety and locked themselves in a bedroom while Bickford pounded on the door, attempting to get inside. Bickford then poured gasoline on the kitchen floor and threatened to burn the house down.

Deputies arrested Evan Bickford and he is being held in the Stearns County Jail on charges of domestic assault, domestic assault by strangulation and terroristic threats.