A Rosemount woman remained jailed on Friday on charges of attempted second-degree murder alleging she stabbed her daughter’s father in the neck during a custody battle.
Lisa Dawn Oliver (Dakota County Sheriff’s Office)
Lisa Dawn Oliver, 44, stabbed the man outside his Apple Valley home on Oct. 23, leaving him with a deep wound near his carotid artery, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in Dakota County District Court. Oliver, who was arrested Nov. 4, is being held in the Dakota County Jail on $500,000 bail, or $150,000 with terms set by Judge Lawrence Clark.
According to the criminal complaint:
Officers responded just before 9 p.m. and found the man with a throat wound that appeared to be deep and 2 1/2 inches long. He said, “He didn’t want to die.”
He gave a statement to police at the hospital, saying Oliver dropped her daughter off at his home around 8pm. He said she wanted to go back to her mother then, but he told his daughter she couldn’t.
He said Oliver showed up in a rideshare a short time later. He said he changed his mind and would let their daughter go, but Oliver went to his home “to have a fight with him,” the complaint said. He said he told her daughter to get in the rideshare.
He said Oliver wanted to take her daughter and told her it was fine that night and “she couldn’t make a habit of it,” the complaint reads. Oliver returned to the rideshare where her daughter was waiting.
Later, he said, he looked outside through his blinds and saw that the ride hadn’t left yet. He said he went outside to smoke a cigarette and Oliver approached him, kicked him in the face and started pushing him. He said she was upset that he had sole custody of their daughter.
“The victim said before he knew it she pushed him and he felt something go over his throat and blood spurt out of his throat,” the complaint reads. He told police he didn’t see what they cut him with, but he thinks it was keys or a small knife.
Neighbors told police they heard an argument escalating. A neighbor heard a woman’s voice saying, “I’m going to kill you. I’m going to stab you,” the complaint reads.
Oliver’s flatmate told police she spoke to Oliver and she admitted to the stabbing and also said she was hiding in a nearby field, according to the complaint.
Minnesota court records show that Oliver has no convictions other than a traffic offense.