Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The Olmsted County Attorney’s Office has filed a felony threats charge against a woman accused of threatening to kill the person who apparently stabbed her family member. 

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The criminal complaint, filed Tuesday in Olmsted County Court says Rochester Police responded to a residence on the report of harassing phone calls on New Year’s Eve. The report of threatening calls came two days after officers responded to a stabbing that involved the recipient of the calls. 

The stabbing investigation remains ongoing, however a Rochester Police Spokesperson said officers responded to an altercation between two females in the 1700 block of 45 St NW. around 6 p.m. on Dec. 29. During the fight the victim in the threats case stabbed or slashed the other female. 

TSM photo by Aaron Galloway. Stock image
TSM photo by Aaron Galloway. Stock image

Both of the parties involved in the altercation were evaluated at the scene for minor injuries, police say. 

One of the women involved in the stabbing reported receiving threatening messages from a woman identified in the complaint as 44-year-old Marilyn Denise Haywood Ransom. She says the Ransom placed the threatening calls throughout the two days following the fight and stabbing. 

Ransom complaint. Olmsted County Court
Ransom complaint. Olmsted County Court

The complaint accuses Ransom of threatening to kill the victim and her mother on 15 occasions and at one point leveling a death threat against the victim while she was speaking with police. 

Police located and arrested Ransom. She was arraigned Tuesday on a count of felony threats and a misdemeanor charge of obscene/harassing repeated phone calls. 

Ransom was released without bail but with conditions and is due back in court next month.

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