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Duluth man charged with domestic kidnapping

A Duluth man is facing kidnapping charges for allegedly forcing his former girlfriend into a car and driving her across the border to Duluth, in violation of a no contact court order.

Jesse Aaron Mullikin, 33, faces two counts of domestic abuse kidnapping and felony charges of domestic false imprisonment, domestic intimidation of a victim and bail jumping stemming from a Feb. 3 incident.

He was ordered to have no contact with the victim, not to use or possess any alcoholic beverages and not use or possess any controlled substances or paraphernalia without a valid prescription.

In the most recent criminal complaint, Mullikin is accused of showing up at the victim's Superior residence and demanding she go with him. Although she tried to stall to give police time to show up, he pulled her into the car and drove to a gas station in Duluth.

Officer Bonnie Beste responded to the Superior residence and called the victim's phone. She answered and told Beste that she was being held against her will and where they were. The officer coached the victim to go to the gas station's bathroom and lock herself in until police arrived. The victim told Beste that she went with Mullikin because if she didn't, he would have beaten her up.

The July criminal complaint alleges that Mullikin broke the victim's knuckle, pushed her, sat on her chest, bruised her arm and tried to get her to stab him with a knife during a series of domestic incidents. He faces one felony count of domestic substantial battery, two counts of misdemeanor domestic battery and two counts of domestic disorderly conduct.

He was bound over for arraignment on the felony charges Wednesday in Douglas County Circuit Court.

Mullikin's next court appearance was set for Feb. 27. He remains in custody at the Douglas County Jail. A $5,000 cash bond was set cover both this incident and another domestic abuse case that was filed July 15 in Douglas County court.

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