Police find Jordan domestic assault suspect hiding in a dryer

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A domestic assault suspect fled a Jordan church Saturday night after authorities say he struck his girlfriend with a firearm, and police found him Sunday hiding in a dryer at a Minneapolis home, FOX 9 reports.

Police were called to Hope Lutheran Church just before 9 p.m. Saturday.

Police say the suspect, a 32-year-old man, was visiting his girlfriend at the church and hit her in the left side of her head with a gun. FOX 9 reports the woman was staying at a homeless shelter at the church. KSTP reports a youth event was also taking place in the church during the incident.

The suspect then fled the scene, possibly in a stolen car. Police talked with the suspect over the phone Saturday night, and he told them he had left Jordan, according to the Star Tribune.

A tip led police to a residence on Chicago Avenue South in Minneapolis Sunday, where they found the suspect hiding in a clothes dryer and arrested him.

The woman had minor injuries and has been released from the hospital. The suspect faces two felony assault charges and a felony terroristic threat charge.

Authorities say he has a criminal history including past charges for domestic abuse, violating orders for protection, burglary, fleeing an officer and driving violations.

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