Lakeville man charged with alleged LSD-fueled domestic assault
A Lakeville man faces assault charges after he attacked his brother and a female friend during an LSD-fueled altercation in March.
Julian Michael Denny, 22, is charged with one county of felony domestic assault and one count of felony fifth degree assault following the March 1 confrontation.
Over the course of the night before and the early morning of March 1, Denny allegedly punched his brother in the face and a female friend in the cheek when they tried to encourage him to go to the hospital, according to the criminal complaint.
Denny had been getting increasingly violent over the course of the night. As the effects of the LSD became more pronounced, Denny began talking to people who were not present. At around 4 a.m. his brother and friend were concerned about him and tried to get him to get dressed so they could take him to the hospital, the complaint said.
Denny violently opposed their suggestions, resulting in the attacks: A single punch thrown at his brother and a two-to-three to the female friend, who began bleeding from the mouth. He also grabbed onto her and would not let go, the complaint said. The brother told police he was afraid of Denny during the incident.
Denny has two prior qualified domestic violence convictions from 2009 and earlier this year, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.
The charges each carry a maximum penalty of five years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine.