Вы находитесь на странице: 1из 6

69DU-CR-18-706 Filed in Sixth Judicial District Court

3/6/2018 11:14:11 AM
St. Louis County, MN

State of Minnesota District Court
County of St. Louis 6th Judicial District
Prosecutor File No. 18-03-146021
Court File No. 69DU-CR-18-706

State of Minnesota, COMPLAINT
Plaintiff, Order of Detention
vs.
NATAUSHA RAE SMITH    DOB: 11/05/1983
529 W. 4th St., Lower Apt.
Duluth, MN 55806
Defendant.

The Complainant submits this complaint to the Court and states that there is probable cause to believe
Defendant committed the following offense(s):
COUNT I
Charge: Assault in the First Degree
Minnesota Statute: 609.221.1
Maximum Sentence: Twenty (20) years and/or $30,000
Offense Level: Felony
Offense Date (on or about): 03/02/2018
Control #(ICR#): 18530346
Charge Description: That the defendant, NATAUSHA RAE SMITH, did assault another and inflict great
bodily harm, to-wit: R.T.B.
COUNT II
Charge: Kidnapping
Minnesota Statute: 609.25.1(3), with reference to:  609.25.2(2)
Maximum Sentence: Forty (40) years and/or $50,000
Offense Level: Felony
Offense Date (on or about): 03/02/2018
Control #(ICR#): 18530346
Charge Description: That the defendant, NATAUSHA RAE SMITH, for the purpose of committing great
bodily harm or to terrorize the victim or another, did confine or remove from one place to another a
person, without the person's consent or, if the person was under the age of 16 years, without the consent
of the person's parents or other legal custodian, to-wit: R.T.B., DOB: 03/23/1996, and the victim was not
released in a safe place, or the victim suffered great bodily harm during the course of the kidnapping, or
the person kidnapped was under the age of 16.

1
69DU-CR-18-706 Filed in Sixth Judicial District Court
STATEMENT OF PROBABLE CAUSE 3/6/2018 11:14:11 AM
St. Louis County, MN

 
The Complainant states that the following facts establish probable cause:
 
On March 2, 2018, at 9:44 PM, officers responded to St. Luke's Hospital regarding a patient who came to
the hospital with his head covered in blood and lumps, his face was completely swollen, ligature marks
surrounded his wrists and ankles, yellow plastic rope was bound around his wrists, a bloody bandana and
padlock hung from his neck. The patient was R.T.B.. The investigation revealed the following:

NATAUSHA RAE SMITH, D.O.B. 11/05/1983, hereinafter referred to as the Defendant, believed that R.T.B.
had molested her juvenile son while he was babysitting her children. The Defendant's children were
scheduled for interviews regarding the alleged incident around 2PM on March 2, 2018. 

Before the interview, the Defendant had R.T.B. come to her residence at 529 W. 4th St., in Duluth, St. Louis
County, Minnesota. When she got R.T.B. into a basement bedroom, the Defendant and her 17 year old
niece, K.J.N., got R.T.B. to the ground with a "choking" maneuver, hit him over the head with nunchucks,
and quickly tied him to a chair by his wrists and ankles with yellow rope. He was then hit multiple times with
the nunchucks and punches so that he would "feel what her kids had felt."

The Defendant then left to attend the interviews with her children. She requested that K.J.N. check on R.T.B.
while he was still tied up in the basement bedroom. The Defendant returned about two hours later with
three other people. They went back to the basement bedroom, and using a bandana, they secured a
padlock in R.T.B.'s mouth as a gag. They threw R.T.B. up the stairs and into a car. R.T.B. tried to fight back
and was kicked in the mouth where the padlock was placed.

Inside the car, they put a white plastic bag over R.T.B.'s head so blood would not get in the car. It is
estimated they drove R.T.B. around for an hour. During the car ride, they continued to assault R.T.B.. 

Eventually, they pushed R.T.B. outside the car. On the side of the road, he was kicked and stomped on the
back of his neck multiple times. He "played dead" until the assault ended. R.T.B. was found crawling on the
side of the road and taken to the hospital.

Back at her home, the Defendant used bleach to clean the bloody carpet in the basement bedroom.

In a Mirandized statement, the Defendant said she "wanted to put the fear of God into him" and that she
"had no d____ to f___ him in the a__."

2
69DU-CR-18-706 Filed in Sixth Judicial District Court
SIGNATURES AND APPROVALS 3/6/2018 11:14:11 AM
St. Louis County, MN

Complainant requests that Defendant, subject to bail or conditions of release, be:
(1) arrested or that other lawful steps be taken to obtain Defendant's appearance in court; or
(2) detained, if already in custody, pending further proceedings; and that said Defendant otherwise
be dealt with according to law.
Complainant declares under penalty of perjury that everything stated in this document is true and
correct. Minn. Stat. § 358.116; Minn. R. Crim. P. 2.01, subds. 1, 2.

Complainant Michael Tinsley Electronically Signed:


Investigator 03/06/2018 09:44 AM
2030 N Arlington Avenue St. Louis County,  Minnesota
Duluth, MN 55811
Badge: 410

Being authorized to prosecute the offenses charged, I approve this complaint.

Prosecuting Attorney Victoria Wanta Electronically Signed:


Assistant St. Louis County 03/06/2018 08:58 AM
Attorney
100 N 5th Avenue W
Duluth Courthouse, #501
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 726-2323

3
69DU-CR-18-706 Filed in Sixth Judicial District Court
FINDING OF PROBABLE CAUSE 3/6/2018 11:14:11 AM
St. Louis County, MN
From the above sworn facts, and any supporting affidavits or supplemental sworn testimony, I, the Issuing Officer, have
determined that probable cause exists to support, subject to bail or conditions of release where applicable, Defendant’s arrest
or other lawful steps be taken to obtain Defendant’s appearance in court, or Defendant’s detention, if already in custody,
pending further proceedings. Defendant is therefore charged with the above-stated offense(s).

SUMMONS
THEREFORE YOU, THE DEFENDANT, ARE SUMMONED to appear on ________ ___, _____ at _____ AM/PM
before the above-named court at 100 N 5th Avenue W, Duluth, MN 55802-1285 to answer this complaint.

IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR in response to this SUMMONS, a WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST shall be issued.

WARRANT
To the Sheriff of the above-named county; or other person authorized to execute this warrant: I order, in the name of the State
of Minnesota, that the Defendant be apprehended and arrested without delay and brought promptly before the court (if in
session), and if not, before a Judge or Judicial Officer of such court without unnecessary delay, and in any event not later than
36 hours after the arrest or as soon as such Judge or Judicial Officer is available to be dealt with according to law.

Execute in MN Only Execute Nationwide Execute in Border States

X ORDER OF DETENTION
Since the Defendant is already in custody, I order, subject to bail or conditions of release, that the Defendant continue to be
detained pending further proceedings.

Bail:  $
Conditions of Release:  

This complaint, duly subscribed and sworn to or signed under penalty of perjury, is issued by the undersigned Judicial Officer
as of the following date: March 6, 2018.

Judicial Officer Eric L Hylden Electronically Signed: 03/06/2018 10:39 AM


Judge of District Court

Sworn testimony has been given before the Judicial Officer by the following witnesses:
 

COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS
STATE OF MINNESOTA

State of Minnesota
Plaintiff LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER RETURN OF SERVICE
I hereby Certify and Return that I have served a copy of this Order of
vs. Detention upon the Defendant herein named.
Signature of Authorized Service Agent:
NATAUSHA RAE SMITH
Defendant

4
69DU-CR-18-706 Filed in Sixth Judicial District Court
DEFENDANT FACT SHEET 3/6/2018 11:14:11 AM
St. Louis County, MN

Name: NATAUSHA RAE SMITH
DOB: 11/05/1983
Address: 529 W. 4th St., Lower Apt.
Duluth, MN 55806

Alias Names/DOB: NATASHA RAE SMITH    DOB: 
SID: MN09C82791
Height:
Weight:
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Gender:
Race:
Fingerprints Required per Statute: Yes
Fingerprint match to Criminal History Record: Yes
Driver's License #: P626121236114   (MN)
Alcohol Concentration:

5
69DU-CR-18-706 Filed in Sixth Judicial District Court
STATUTE AND OFFENSE GRID 3/6/2018 11:14:11 AM
St. Louis County, MN

Cnt Statute Offense Statute Nbrs and Descriptions Offense MOC GOC Controlling Case


Nbr Type Date(s) Level Agencies Numbers

1 Charge 3/2/2018 609.221.1 Felony A1102   MN0690600 18530346


Assault-1st Degree-Great Bodily Harm

2 Charge 3/2/2018 609.25.1(3) Felony K2392   MN0690600 18530346


Kidnapping-To Commit Great Bodily
Harm/Terrorize
  Penalty 3/2/2018 609.25.2(2) Felony K2392   MN0690600 18530346
Kidnap-Not Release Safe Place-Great
Bodily Harm or U/16 - Sentence