Kirschbaum faces five years for assault

Ryan Frank Kirschbaum, 39, Pierz, was charged Sept. 11, with one felony count of third degree assault, inflicting substantial bodily harm by the Morrison County Attorney’s office.

On Sept. 9, the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office received a report from St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls that a victim wished to report an assault. Upon arrival at the hospital, the deputy observed a large piece of skin missing from the victim’s forehead, she had a swollen ankle and her right arm was covered in bandages. Seventeen stitches had been sewn to close two cuts on her fingers.

The victim told the deputy  she went to Kirschbaum’s home and when he opened the door, he allegedly shoved her down three steps into the garage. She hit the vehicle parked there, breaking the taillight and cutting her hand. During the fall, she also injured her ankle.

Deputies went to the Kirschbaum residence where he allegedly denied touching the victim. The garage was searched and the deputies observed damage to the vehicle’s left taillight and smeared blood on it, drops of blood behind the vehicle and a smear pattern of blood on the service door leading into the house, the criminal complaint said.

Kirschbaum was placed under arrest.

If convicted, Kirschbaum faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.