Minnesota man accused of assaulting woman in camper at sales lot

CROOKSTON, Minn.--A Crookston man faces 20 years in prison after police say he assaulted a woman before barricading himself in a camper at an RV retailer. Timothy Byron Youngquist, 59, appeared Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Polk County Court on a first-d...
Timothy Youngquist

CROOKSTON, Minn.-A Crookston man faces 20 years in prison after police say he assaulted a woman before barricading himself in a camper at an RV retailer.

Timothy Byron Youngquist, 59, appeared Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Polk County Court on a first-degree felony charge of burglary and a fifth-degree misdemeanor charge of assault.

The woman was staying with Youngquist in the camper that was for sale at Leisureland RV in East Grand Forks. He is accused of waking her, ripping off her shirt and dumping a drink on her head, according to court documents. He then hit her before putting his hand over her mouth so she couldn't breathe, court documents state. She was bloodied and bruised when she contacted police, court documents said.

East Grand Forks police found Youngquist in the camper, which he had attempted to buy, but it was repossessed because his check bounced.

Officers made contact with Youngquist through the back window of the camper, but he barricaded himself in the camper. The standoff lasted more than an hour before he was arrested.

His alcohol blood content after the incident was 0.297 percent, court documents said.