Charges: Convicted felon hit woman, left firearm accessible to child
Detrick Jiles, Blue Earth County Jail

A convicted felon is facing numerous charges after he allegedly hit a woman and left a weapon accessible to a four-year-old child.

Detrick Darnell Jiles, 39, of Minneapolis, was charged in Blue Earth County Court last week with felony firearm/ammunition possession by someone convicted of a crime of violence, felony domestic assault, and gross misdemeanor negligent storage of firearms accessible to a child.

A criminal complaint says officers were dispatched to a Mankato residence on the morning of Dec 20.  The victim could be heard in one of her 911 calls telling Jiles to leave her house because he hit her in the mouth, according to the complaint.

Officers found the victim, Jiles, and a four-year-old child at the scene.  Court documents say Jiles tried to escape the apartment and refused to follow commands from police.  The complaint says Jiles removed his shirt, raised his fists, and took a “fighting stance.” Officers tased him in order to arrest him, according to the complaint.

Investigators say they also found a loaded .40 caliber firearm under the couch that was accessible to the child.

The woman told police Jiles called her a “hoe” and a “bitch” during an argument and scuffle.  The child said Jiles hit the victim in the lip, causing her to bleed, according to the complaint.

Police describe Jiles as a “violent felon’ who is prohibited for life from possessing firearms or ammunition.  Jiles has previous drug convictions and two prior felony domestic abuse convictions.

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