Thief River Falls man remains in custody this morning, awaiting a Rule #8 hearing later today; following a disturbance at an East Side Apartment Building.
29 year old Rowa Fredrick Sherer is accused of seven counts of felony and misdemeanor assault and interfering with a 911 call, in a disturbance at Northland Village on Highway #1 East, late last month.
According to Thief River Falls Police; one adult, an infant and a two year old were injured in the alleged assault, a third child feared he would be hurt – after an argument turned physical during the early morning hours of May 28th.
The incident started with a “911 hang up” to Pennington County Dispatch just before 1am, officers arriving to find residents in the hall along with a young boy crying and screaming for help. Officers say they went upstairs and stopped a couple arguing over a second child and also talked with a neighbor who had taken a third child into her apartment for safety.
The woman involved in the altercation and two of the children were taken by ambulance to Sanford Medical Center in Thief River Falls.
Sherer is accused of shaking the infant, causing a possible concussion, and of bruising the two year old by pulling on his arms. The woman also suffered a bruised wrist. The older child was not injured, although Sherer is accused of smashing a telephone after the boy attempted a 911 Land Line Call, then also smashing a cell phone at the scene, causing the older child to flee the apartment, running though the apartment halls yelling for someone to call 911.
Sherer continues to be held pending bail. His next appearance is scheduled this afternoon in Pennington County District Court.