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Park Rapids man turns self in after volatile domestic disturbance Wednesday night

Milo Tyson Moorman

A Park Rapids man will likely spend Christmas in the slammer following a birthday party Wednesday night that deteriorated into a donnybrook in a residential neighborhood.

And the outcome, despite a Hubbard County dispatcher sending officers to the wrong address, was successful as the suspect calmly walked to the Law Enforcement Center and turned himself in.

Milo T. Moorman, 31, told Judge Paul Rasmussen in court Thursday that his birthday celebration on Second Street West, was marred by too much alcohol.

He is charged with felony Domestic Assault, for allegedly beating his mother just before 6 p.m. Wednesday.

"I walked to the door and turned myself in," he said at his initial court appearance. "I had too much to drink and blacked out."

Moorman's right arm was covered with abrasions and bruises.

He denied scuffling with jail staff and officers trying to get him booked into the facility, one block from the domestic incident.

Rasmussen set bond at $30,000 unconditional and $15,000 with the conditions that Moorman refrain from any contact with his mother, remain law abiding, stay in Minnesota and not use any drugs or alcohol.

Moorman has numerous prior convictions including a DWI, two Disorderly Conduct charges and being a Predatory Offender. His next court appearance is set for Jan. 3.

The 911 tape, which is being posted online, illustrates how frantic and stressful such situations can be to officers and dispatchers.

One dispatcher is trying to give directions while a second can be heard in the background dealing with a screaming woman, presumably Moorman's mother. The chaos was exacerbated by the officers' inability to find the correct home.

Sheriff Cory Aukes said the victim was unable to provide the correct address to the dispatchers in the condition she was when she called.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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