Assault suspect shot with stun gun multiple times

A Milaca assault suspect put up a fight, kicking in a Milaca Police squad car door and needing to be shot with a stun gun three times before being apprehended and booked into the Mille Lacs County Jail.mug crime couch
Kevin Couch, 25, 330 Seventh St. NW, Milaca, was tracked using a Mille Lacs County K-9 unit after allegedly assaulting a woman on Aug. 21. He now faces seven criminal charges in Mille Lacs county District Court, including second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, domestic assault, domestic abuse for violating a no-contact order, obstructing the legal process, fourth-degree assault for an assault on a police officer, interfering with an emergency telephone call and fleeing a police officer.
Couch appeared in court on Sept. 13 and pled not guilty to all seven charges against him. He is scheduled to appear in court next on Nov. 6.
The incident unfolded on Aug. 21 when Milaca Police were called to 330 Seventh St. NW on a report of a disturbance. The responding officer arrived to find a 21-year-old woman and a 17-year-old female hiding in some bushes. The woman’s left eye was covered in blood and there was a gash above the woman’s eye, according to a criminal complaint filed in Mille Lacs County District Court.
The woman said she was assaulted by Couch, who allegedly threw a beer can at her and hit her above the eye. Couch also tried to throw bricks at the two while chasing them, the complaint alleged. According to the woman, Couch was able to knock her down, straddle her, and restrain her arms with her knees. She then called out to the juvenile to call police.
But Couch was able to get the phone away from the juvenile and throw it, the complaint states. Couch then pulled a knife with an exposed blade, the complaint alleged. Couch allegedly than ran toward his house.
While police were interviewing the woman, she received a phone call from Couch, who was pleading with her and telling her how much he loved her, the complaint states. The woman gave her phone to an officer, who told Couch he needed to turn himself in. Couch allegedly responded that he was going to run and law enforcement would never find him.
The Mille Lacs County K-9 unit was brought in, which tracked Couch to the Key Row Apartments in Milaca. This is where the woman’s mother lives. Officers observed that someone wrote in the dew on the window of the vehicle belonging to the woman’s mother, “I♥U.”
Officers searched for Coach at a second location at 330 Second Ave. SW. Here they observed Couch sitting in a lawn chair talking on the phone, the complaint states. Officers got within about 20 yards of Couch and then he took off running. Couch slipped into a yard, which allowed him to be apprehended.
Couch was extremely resistant, the complaint states. An officer needed to use a stun gun on Couch to handcuff him. Couch then repeatedly kicked an officer in the legs, forcing the officer to use a stun gun on Couch a second time to maintain control of the suspect, the complaint alleges.
Couch continued to make verbal threats and resist officers. Several officers arrived on scene to assist. As officers escorted Couch to a squad car, he again resisted while fighting and ended up on the ground. Before putting Couch in a squad car, officers attempted to take the Taser probes out of Couch’s back. He again resisted and kicked. He put a dent in the door of the squad car.
A stun gun was used on Couch a third time before officers finally were able to place him in a squad car, the complaint states.