MANKATO — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man who is facing felony assault charges for allegedly throwing hammers and a crowbar at his wife while chasing her through their yard.
David Samuel Gibson, 33, left his residence in the 100 block of Glenview Avenue before police arrived at about 3:45 p.m. The alleged victims, his wife and their 6-year-old child, were still at the house and are only identified by initials in the criminal complaint.
His wife told police Gibson was angry when she returned home from work Saturday and an argument started. He told her to leave the house, but she refused to go without the child.
At that point Gibson chased her around the yard while throwing hammers at her, she said. She was able to get the child and get into a minivan. Before she was able to drive away, however, Gibson allegedly threw a crowbar at the van and broke a window on the driver’s side. After she pulled the van into the roadway, Gibson left in his black pickup truck, the victim reported.
Officers found broken glass in the driveway, a hammer in the driveway and a crowbar and another hammer in the yard, the complaint said.
A neighbor said he was in his house and looked outside after he heard the argument. He said Gibson was screaming at his wife and locked her out of the house. The neighbor said the woman was knocking on the door when Gibson came outside and started chasing her and throwing hammers.
That witness also said he saw Gibson break the van window and threaten to run his wife over.
Gibson was charged with felony second-degree assault, gross misdemeanor stalking and misdemeanor stalking this week. A warrant was issued for his arrest because police did not know where to locate him.