Man kneed in head, bit by pit bull prior to rural Milaca home invasion

Milaca – A 39-year-old Milaca man is facing burglary, assault and stalking charges following a series of assaults in the Milaca area.
Shane Toberman, of rural Milaca, has been charged in Mille Lacs County District Court with charges of first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of fifth-degree assault and one count of stalking.
Toberman is accused of assaulting an acquaintance at his rural Milaca home during an argument Nov. 29.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Mille Lacs County District Court, Toberman threw a victim to the ground an kneed him four times in the head. He is also accused of putting the victim in a choke hold.
The victim made his way from Toberman’s residence. However, Toberman allegedly chased the victim with a large pit bull. The victim alleges he was bitten four times by the dog.
The victim went to his house. Toberman allegedly broke the door and entered the victim’s home. Toberman allegedly chased the victim in the home and threw the victim into a corner.
A responding deputy stated Toberman denied being at the victim’s home or that the dog bit the victim. The deputy observed blood stains on Toberman’s pants and his shirt had a torn collar.
Toberman was arrested and booked into the Mille Lacs County Jail.
Toberman made his first appearance in court on Nov. 30. His request for a public defender was denied. His next court hearing was set for Tuesday, Dec. 13. He was released on bail.