CLOSINGS: View Closings

Roommate fight escalates into 1 man using sword

The argument turned physical when Knowles came after the victim with a Samurai sword.

Posted: Jan. 2, 2018 2:55 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Rochester police say two roommates were involved in a domestic situation Dec. 30.
Police say around 5 a.m. in the 800 block of Village Circle SE. 28-year-old Brandon Knowles came home intoxicated. Police say the victim, a 21-year-old male roommate, was trying to sleep and asked Knowles to turn the music down. The argument turned physical when Knowles came after the victim with a Samurai sword.
Police say the victim walked away and Knowles hit the door with the sword. A female at the scene helped break up the fight.
Knowles is facing charges of second-degree assault, fifth-degree domestic assault (because the two were roommates) and disorderly conduct.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 27°
Albert Lea
Clear
28° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 23°
Austin
Clear
25° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 25°
Charles City
Clear
30° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 30°
Rochester
Clear
23° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 15°
Sunny skies, overnight fog, and above average temps on the way for the weekend.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

KIMT News at 6 "A" Block Dec. 14, 2018

Image

Changes Coming to Music Annex

Image

Days Inn demolition beginning

Image

Take a Vet Fishing Day

Image

Investigation finds threat was not credible

Image

School bus slides into field, injuring students

Image

Sneak Peak: KIMT interviews Jim Axelrod on Huisentruit investigation

Image

Drone footage: Highway 52 crash

Image

Mayo recreates historic Christmas decorations

Image

Thursday's basketball highlights and rankings.

Community Events