MANKATO, Minn. (WCCO) – A 24-year-old Mankato woman is accused of having two men assault her husband after they got into an argument at their home over bills, according to charges filed in Blue Earth County Court.

Ashley Alexandra Stillwell was charged in Blue Earth County Court with one felony count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon in connection with the Jan. 8 incident.

According to the charges, police were called to the 300 block of Southbend Avenue in Mankato at about 9:17 a.m. on Jan. 9 on a report of an assault. The victim told police that the day before, he got into an argument with Stillwell over bills and she left the residence.

The victim was at home with his three children when she returned. Stillwell came back with two men, whom the victim told to leave. They told the man they weren’t going anywhere. The victim then told police the next thing he knew, one of the men swung a baseball bat and hit him in the face under his right eye, the complaint states.

Stillwell was apparently screaming, “Not in front of my babies.”

The victim told police he hit one of the men, but he was also hit by the two men in the face and back two other times with the bats, the complaint states. The victim said he was hit four or five times with a bat and was kicked in the face by one of the men.

The two men then left the residence and Stillwell left with them. She hasn’t been home since, according to the complaint.

Stillwell later admitted that she had something to do with the assault. She told police she had two men come to the house and assault her husband, then fled the residence.

If convicted, Stillwell faces up to seven years in prison and $14,000 in fines.


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