Loretha Alashay Brown of Grenada, who is facing multiple misdemeanor and felony charges, appeared before Winona Judge Alan D. Lancaster last Thursday in Winona City Court.
Brown was charged felony stalking and felony malicious mischief in connection to incidents that occurred on Wednesday, December 19 and Thursday, December 20.
In a brief preliminary hearing, Officer Bryant Bell testified the Winona Police Department was dispatched to Harper Street around 5 p.m. on December 19 for the report of an individual with a gun. The affiant, Deon Stinson, who was once in a romantic relationship with the defendant, told officers Brown threatened to shoot him and “shoot up” the house he was in. According to Bell, Brown also rammed Stinson's car, a 2016 Chevy, with her 2006 Mustang in the driveway of a home on Harper Street.
Stinson told officers he had first encountered Brown at a business on Middleton Road, and he alleged she sprayed him in the face with pepper spray.
Bell also testified that at about 7:15 a.m. on December 20, Brown used her car once again to ram Stinson's vehicle, this time with him in it near the intersection of Highway 51 and Summit Street. She was taken into police custody a short time later.
Lancaster set a $50,000 bond on the stalking charges and a $25,000 bond on the malicious mischief charges. Bond is conditional upon her having no contact with the affiant, Deon Stinson.
Also, in a separate incident from August, Brown was found guilty trespassing and simple assault for spraying Nadaja Fleming in the face with mace in front of Stinson’s home and chasing Fleming and Stinson around the yard with a baseball bat.
Lancaster found her guilty of both charges following a brief hearing where Paula Sanders, Stinson’s mother, testified. Brown was fined $329 for trespassing, and $649 and 30 days in jail for the simple assault.