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Forum staff reports, Published August 09 2013

West Fargo man accused of threatening to kill girlfriend's co-worker

FARGO – A West Fargo man faces felony terrorizing, reckless endangerment and felonious restraint charges after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, then threatening to drive his speeding car at his girlfriend's co-worker she called for help.

Timothy Lowseth, 26, was charged Thursday with one count of felonious restraint, two counts of terrorizing and one count of reckless endangerment, all Class C felonies, and one Class B misdemeanor count of domestic simple assault.

According to court documents:

- Lowseth’s girlfriend Avantika Singh reported that she went to Lowseth’s room at the Fargo Econolodge, 1401 34th St. S., about 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

- Singh said when she told Lowseth she wanted to leave, he beat her, and would not let her leave the room, so she texted a co-worker, who contacted police.

- Lowseth saw the texts to Singh’s co-worker, Lori St. Laurent, and called St. Laurent to threaten her, saying, “Better not say anything to anybody or I’ll take care of you,” and saying he would beat her.

- Lowseth then drove to St. Laurent’s workplace, the Grand Inn in Moorhead, where she was in the parking lot taking a break. He drove his vehicle at her at high speed, then stopped and again threatened to harm her.

- Lowseth was stopped by Moorhead police and arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. His bail was set at $700 with conditions, and $12,000 without conditions.