A Mankato man is facing serious drug and assault charges after Police responded to the report of an intoxicated woman who had fallen down stairs at a local hotel on Friday night.

According to the complaint, the victim stated that she was pushed down the stairs after telling 28-year old Devin Deon Taylor that she would not sell narcotics for him. The suspect was reportedly stashing large amount of cocaine inside his hotel room and the woman began to fear for her safety when Officers arrived. 

Mankato Police say they observed security footage that showed Taylor left the hotel after the incident and did not return. Officers later executed a search warrant for the room and located 22-grams of cocaine along with a digital scale and packing materials.

Taylor is facing five charges that include Felony 1st Degree Sale of Drugs and Misdemeanor 5th Degree Assault.

A warrant has been request for his arrest.

Authorities say Taylor is currently on intensive supervised release with the Minnesota Department of Corrections.