Former local legislative candidate charged in domestic assault 01 May 12

Former local legislative candidate charged in domestic assaultA former legislative candidate from Prior Lake who lost recent bids for area house and senate endorsements was jailed last weekend on accusations of domestic assault.

John Myser, 53, is accused of picking the lock to his estranged wife’s bedroom, and pinning her to the floor and taking her cell phone away in an argument later that morning.

Myser’s wife told Prior Lake police the two had been married for 10 years but were having marital problems. Camille Myser, 47, said she had told her husband two days earlier that she planned to file for divorce. She also said she was elbowed in the face during the struggle with Myser.

Myser has been charged in Scott County District Court with gross-misdemeanor interfering with a 911 call, and misdemeanor domestic assault. His first court appearance is scheduled for May 31.

Camille Myser also obtained a one-year order for protection against her estranged husband.

Last month, Myser, a business consultant, lost the Republican endorsement for state representative in District 55B to Prior Lake School Board member Eric Pratt, and lost the Republican endorsement for state senator in District 55 to Spring Lake Township financial advisor Tony Albright.