Man sends police on air, ground search

Residents on the south side of Milaca may have wondered what was going on Saturday, Oct. 20 when police helicopters and squad cars were combing the area.

Mille Lacs County Sheriff Brent Lindgren said deputies and officers were searching for a man wanted in connection to a domestic assault call they received that day. The man had left a residence near the county roads 2 and 4 with a firearm.

Nicholas Timothy Bassett, 24, was arrested at his place of employment in Milaca Thursday, Oct. 25. He has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault, illegal possession of a firearm, and fleeing police.