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Man charged with kidnapping and stabbing woman with scissors

A Minnesota man was arrested after he allegedly entered a woman's home and stabbed her ear with a pair of scissors. Eustace Miles, 48, of Moorhead, Minnesota, entered a residence on July 17 on South Miller Street in Mitchell and confronted a woma...

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A Minnesota man was arrested after he allegedly entered a woman's home and stabbed her ear with a pair of scissors.

Eustace Miles, 48, of Moorhead, Minnesota, entered a residence on July 17 on South Miller Street in Mitchell and confronted a woman who was taking a shower inside, ultimately jabbing a pair of scissors into her ear, court documents state.

Miles entered the residence at between 10 and 10:30 a.m., according to court documents, and assaulted the woman by punching her head and striking her with a belt, extension cord, clock radio and lantern.

He then allegedly held a pair of scissors up to her eye and threatened to kill her and then proceeded to stick the scissors inside her ear.

The victim told authorities she was repeatedly assaulted for about 1 1/2 hours, and Miles refused to let her leave until she promised she would not report the incident.

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The victim drove to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital with Miles following, court documents state, but he left shortly after arriving at the medical center. Mitchell patrol officers later made contact with Miles and placed him under arrest.

Miles was charged with first-degree kidnapping, a Class C felony, punishable upon conviction by up to life in prison and a $50,000 fine; and aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon, a Class 3 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

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