Albert Lea woman charged for threatening man with hammer

Published 10:19 pm Tuesday, July 31, 2018

An Albert Lea woman who allegedly threatened someone she knew with a hammer Saturday was charged with a felony Monday in Freeborn County District Court.

Patricia Marie Boggess

Patricia Marie Boggess, 61, is charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

Court documents state Boggess was charged after officers were dispatched Saturday to an Albert Lea address on a report of a woman yelling for help.

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When police arrived, the alleged victim said he and Boggess got into an argument, and officers reportedly saw red marks on his upper left chest and side of his neck.

Court documents state the alleged victim said Boggess attacked him and pointed to scratches on his chest and neck. He reportedly said Boggess grabbed him by the chain around his neck and threatened him with a hammer. She allegedly swung a hammer at him, and it at one point was reportedly 12 inches away from him.

Boggess allegedly initially said there had been no physical confrontation between them but later admitted she held up the hammer and told the alleged victim that “if he didn’t start behaving, she was going to hit him with it.”

Judge Steven Schwab set conditional bail at $2,500. As of Tuesday afternoon, Boggess was in custody.

Boggess’ next appearance is scheduled for Aug. 9.


See what happened last night in the PM report here.

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