Charlotte Tomassoni, 69, of Chisholm, has been charged with the offense of domestic violence, committing acts raising fears of immediate bodily harm or death. Her husband is Senator David Tomassoni, an independent who represents District 6, including parts of Itasca and St. Louis counties.
According to a police report from the Chisholm Police Department, an officer arrived at around 6:36 p.m. at the back door of the residence, where they found David Tomasoni sitting in the kitchen.
He told police that his wife, Charlotte, yelled at him earlier in the day and that “she was intoxicated and could be drugged,” according to the police report. He said she was upset by “the past family dynamics” so he said he left the residence so she could “calm down for a while” but returned around 4.30am to watch the Vikings game. from Minnesota on TV.
He told the police that his wife was still angry, so he went to the basement to get away from her. He said she had come down by then and was still yelling at him. According to the report, she threw down her computer and hit him in the chest with a broomstick before going upstairs.
David Tomassoni was recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Due to his ALS, he lost much of his upper body strength and he felt he would not be able to defend himself, according to the report.
After returning upstairs, she yelled at him that if he went upstairs, she would stab him with a knife, according to the report.
When police entered the house, they found her lying on the living room sofa, according to the report. He was asked to stand up and tapped for weapons. According to the police report, she appeared to be intoxicated as she hammered her words, had poor balance and smelled of alcohol.
The report said police observed two 12-bottle packs of beer on the living room floor and several empty beer bottles on the coffee table and the floor around the sofa. Officers also reportedly observed two steak knives on the kitchen table.
Charlotte Tomassoni was convicted of fourth degree impaired driving in 2012 and was sentenced to two years of supervised probation.