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Posted on: March 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Press Release 22.012216 - Order for Protection (OFP) Served

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On 03/28/2022 at approximately 6:20 p.m., a Chisago County Sheriff's Office Deputy served an Order for Protection (OFP) on Thomas Goodwin, 36, at his residence in the City of North Branch. At approximately 6:56 p.m., the Chisago County Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call from the petitioner of the OFP, stating that Goodwin had contacted her advising that he was going to come see her at an address in Lent Township and expressed concern for her safety.

At 7:01 p.m. the Chisago County ECC received a 911 call from the homeowner in Lent Township who advised that Goodwin had arrived at the residence and used his vehicle to ram another vehicle in the driveway. It was also learned that Goodwin was armed with an AR15 style rifle, had fired rounds from the rifle, and was wearing a bullet proof vest.

Chisago County Deputies arrived and witnessed Goodwin walking down the driveway where he was taken into custody without further incident. Goodwin was booked into the Chisago County Jail on multiple criminal charges.

The Chisago County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) was assisted by the North Branch Police Department, Wyoming Police Department, Lakes Area Police Department, and the Minnesota State Patrol. Activated CCSO resources included SWAT, Drone, Investigations, and the Crisis Negotiations Team.

Sergeant Jim Mott
Chisago County Sheriff's Office

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