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Man Arrested After Allegedly Beating Ex With Steel Baton

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO) — A 39-year-old St. Cloud man is in custody after police say he went to his ex-girlfriend’s home and beat her with a steel baton.

Police were dispatched to a home on the 600 block of 5th Avenue Northeast around 6 a.m. Monday where they found a woman with injuries to her head and hands. She told police her ex-boyfriend, Anthony Travis Brown, hit her several times with a steel baton.

Brown also allegedly threatened the woman, saying he originally was going to come to her home with a machete and “slit her throat while she was sleeping.”

The woman said Brown was in her home for about three hours.

He was later located at his residence and transported to Benton County, where he is currently being held.

Brown could face second- and third-degree assault charges, a gross misdemeanor domestic assault and terroristic threats.

The woman was transported to the St. Cloud Emergency Room, where she is expected to make a full recovery.

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