Assault charges have been filed against a Minneapolis man stemming from an incident at a north metro bar that left a woman with a broken jaw more than seven months ago.
A criminal complaint filed Wednesday in Anoka County reveals a third-degree felony assault charge against 33-year-old Shawn Antonio Young, who is accused of punching a woman in the face outside Wild Bill's at 10950 Club West Parkway in Blaine.
The assault happened around 1:35 a.m. on Dec. 15, 2017 after the victim followed Young out of Wild Bill's and made a comment to the degree of "thanks for holding the door for me," which the victim says Young did not do.
A short verbal exchange followed before the victim says Young punched her in the face with a closed fist.
Officers reported that the woman was bleeding from the mouth, had a red mark on her face and was complaining of "very bad" jaw pain. She was diagnosed with a fractured jaw the next day, and on Dec. 17 she went to the emergency room to address the pain and was told she needed corrective surgery.
Her jaw was wired shut on Dec. 19, but complications from the operation caused her throat to swell shut and created an infection that required emergency surgery. Her throat was swollen to the point that doctors had to place her in a medically-induced coma and insert a breathing tube through her nose.
She spent two days in intensive care before being released on Dec. 24.
If convicted, Young faces up to five years in prison and/or a fine of $3,000 to $10,000.