Katherine Davis, 32, of Owatonna was charged Tuesday with third-degree drug possession and two misdemeanor counts of domestic assault. The drug charge carries a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment.
According to the complaint, police spoke Monday to a homeowner who reported a domestic assault and said a relative was starting the house on fire and had assaulted him. The man and other witnesses told officers another relative had found Davis, who was living with him, in her bedroom and her carpet was ablaze. He told police he had gone to Davis’ room and told her she needed to leave his home, and during an argument, she began hitting him with her fists and then struck him while slamming the door.
Officers examining the area for the source of the fire reported finding a number of baggies containing prescription pills and about 13 grams of methamphetamine. Also found was a glass meth pipe and more than $500 in cash. Davis was arrested and told officers during an interview that the meth pipe was hers and that she was the primary user of the area where the meth was found.
Court records show Davis made her initial court appearance Tuesday and was set bail of $5,000 with conditions or $15,000 without. She is scheduled for another hearing on March 21.