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5/10/2017 3:13:00 PM
Couple detained twice in three days

By Tara Lindquist

A night of drinking at the Claremont Pub resulted in two fights, two trips to detox, a night in jail and several charges for a local couple; it was a long weekend for them.

According to criminal complaints filed in Dodge County, on April 29, Deputy Justin Thurmes was dispatched to Claremont Pub for a disturbance in the business. The reporting party said that Travis Wayne Jackson and Jessica Renee Heise came into the bar with their own alcohol and were asked to leave.

When Thurmes arrived on scene a large group of people were pointing at Heise and Jackson who appeared to be drunk and disorderly and causing a scene. Heise was yelling and refusing to cooperate.

"Based on her belligerent intoxication level and lack of cooperation she was placed in handcuffs and detained, the complaint states.

Man assaulted

After Heise was secured in the back of the squad, Thurmes began to get statements from other patrons in the bar. One man who had visible injuries stated that he was sitting in the bar and noticed that Heise and Jackson were attempting to start a fight with a group of individuals and were refusing to leave after the bartender told them to.

The man stated he stood up to assist, to help escort them outside and was able to do so. Once outside, Heise tried to start a fight with a different female and when the man attempted to step between them Heise hit him with a closed fist knocking him backwards and breaking his glasses.

The victim stated he has never been punched before and does not fight but tonight was punched while trying to help. He also stated that after being punched he attempted to call 911 but Heise took the phone from him in an attempt to block his 911 call and she deleted his call history. Thurmes did find this phone in Heise's possession.

Heise and Jackson were transported to detox in Rochester. Heise was charged with disrupting a 911 call and fifth degree assault. Jackson was not charged for this incident.

Back at it

On May 1, Deputy Thurmes and Deputy Kevin Krause were dispatched to U.S. 14 for a report of a vehicle in the ditch and a couple physically fighting in the ditch. Upon arrival they recognized the individuals from a disturbance a few days earlier, they were identified as Jackson and Heise. The complaint states that they were both transported to detox during the prior incident. the bridge of his nose and was physically upset. He also noticed that his face was red and his clothes were muddy. Jackson said that they were on their way back from detox and they started arguing and that Heise started punching him.

Both parties were intoxicated again so Jackson was transported back to detox and Heise was transported to the Steele County Detention Center. For this incident she faces charges of Felony Domestic Assault.

A criminal complaint filed against Jackson for the same incident states that while following up with Jackson's probation officer it was discovered that there is a current Harassment Restraining Order in effect in Steele County. The order prevents Jackson from having any contact with Heise. The complaint notes that Jackson has prior domestic violence convictions on March 29, 2017 and May 9, 2016.

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