A Rosemount man has been charged with throwing a brick through the window of a Rosemount home, hitting his girlfriend on the head and knocking her to the floor.
Eric Jeffery Campeau, 24, is charged with first-degree criminal damage to property, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Rosemount police were called to a home on 138th Street West just after 11 p.m. Nov. 10 on a report of someone being shot, according to the criminal complaint.
While officers were en route, they were told that a brick had been thrown through the window of a home, and that no one had been shot.
Two witnesses, one of whom was crying, told police that the brick hit a woman who had been sitting on a couch directly in front of the window. The victim was lying on the living-room floor when officers arrived with a wound on the left side of her head, just above her left eye. Police noted that there was a large bump on her head and that she was bleeding.
One of the witnesses said he and the victim were both sitting on the couch when a brick “came flying through the window.” The victim immediately fell onto the floor and appeared unconscious, the man said.
The witness said he ran out the front door and saw an older Honda Civic in the street. The victim said she thought the assailant was her boyfriend, later identified as Campeau, who drives the same kind of car.
The victim said Campeau has allegedly assaulted her in the past.
The witness said he had received several phone calls earlier in the evening from the victim’s home. Police determined that nine calls had been made from her home to the house where the alleged assault took place between 6:21 and 10:31 p.m.
Police found Campeau at the home he shares with the victim. His Honda Civic was parked in the driveway, and a pile of bricks was stacked directly in front of the car, police said.
Campeau admitted to police that he argued earlier in the day with the victim after he discovered that the witness to whom police had spoken had made several phone calls to his home. He told police that the victim had “been sexual” with the man, adding that when the victim “is drinking, she is in love” with the witness, according to the complaint.
“At no time did Campeau inquire from officers as to why they were speaking with him,” the complaint says. “When questioned further, however, Campeau denied that he was responsible for [the victim’s] injuries.”
Campeau’s criminal history includes convictions for domestic assault in 2009, violation of a no-contact order and fifth-degree assault in 2010 and interference with a 911 call in 2011.
Campeau remains in the Dakota County Jail on a $20,000 bond. An omnibus hearing in his case is scheduled Dec. 4 in Dakota County District Court in Hastings.