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Doctor who stalked Detroit Lakes boyfriend put on probation, must undergo evaluations

Daniel Tyra Cabot

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A Duluth doctor, whose license has been suspended, has been put on probation and will spend just days in jail for stalking a former boyfriend from Detroit Lakes and for being caught with dozens of prescription pain pills when he was booked into the Becker County Jail.

Daniel Tyra Cabot, 46, had been charged in Becker County District Court with felony stalking and four counts of felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.

District Judge Jay Carlson stayed imposition of sentence on the felony stalking charge and placed him on supervised probation for 10 years late last month. Successful completion of probation will result in a misdemeanor conviction. He was also ordered to serve 90 days in jail, with credit for 63 days served, and to get a mental health evaluation and follow the recommendations.

On the drug charges, a stay of adjudication was issued. He was ordered to serve 90 days in jail, with credit for 62 days served. and get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations. He was placed on supervised probation for five years on that charge, as well as ordered to pay fines..

The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice now lists him as a physician and surgeon with a license that has been suspended for disciplinary reasons.

According to court records, on June 6, a Becker County deputy was dispatched to a residence on South Lake Melissa Drive on the report of an ongoing violation of a harassment restraining order.

The man said he and Cabot had recently ended a relationship after a physical altercation, and Cabot was sending emails in violation of a restraining order.

The restraining order was served on Cabot June 4, and from June 4-11, the victim received 24 emails from Cabot, several asking him not to report the emails to police because Cabot could go to jail for violating the restraining order.

Cabot is also accused of sending two threatening text messages, one each on June 8 and June 9. One stated the victim’s South Lake Melissa address, letting him know that Cabot knew where to find him, and threatening to “put a bullet in (the victim’s) head.”

Duluth police went to talk to Cabot about the restraining order violations on June 9, and he was heard running away and locking himself in a room to avoid talking to police.

Cabo continued later in June to contact the former boyfriend in spite of the restraining order and a felony stalking charge that had been filed recently in Becker County District Court.

Cabot was released from the Becker County Jail on the afternoon of June 15 and allegedly e-mailed the man twice that evening.

Three days later, he faxed a letter to the man’s attorney, threatening to report him to a professional ethics board unless the man agreed to “drop charges against me.” That same day he called the man.

Three days later, the Detroit Lakes man awoke about 5 a.m. as a red sports utility vehicle was pulling up next to his garage, and he saw Cabot get out and walk towards the garage.

Alarmed, the man called 911, but the intruder was gone when a deputy arrived.

That same day, Cabot sent messages to the man on a software application called Life360. One acknowledged he had been at the house earlier and another said he was “coming by tonight.”

Cabot was found and arrested in the early morning hours the next day.

Two sets of handcuffs, mace and a roll of duct tape were found in his possession at the time of his arrest.

The drug charges stem from a prescription bottle filled with pills of various colors, shapes and sizes, found in Cabot’s possession when he was booked into the Becker County Jail on June 15.

He also had two sublingual films of Suboxone, used to treat narcotics addiction. He said that, as a doctor, he is a “provider” of Suboxone and carries some as samples for patients who might need it.

He also said he had prescriptions for all 144 pills.

But after an analysis by two agents with the West Central Minnesota Drug Task Force, who compared the pills with a list of prescribed medications that had been faxed by Cabot’s medical provider, about half the pills were found to be without prescriptions.

They include 67 hydrochloride-type pain pills, two amphetamine-type pills, and the two films of Suboxone, which are designed to be used under the tongue.

Cabot pleaded guilty in Becker County District Court to one felony stalking charge and another felony stalking charge was dismissed in a plea agreement.

He pleaded guilty to one felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime, and three other felony fifth-degree controlled substance charges were dismissed in a plea agreement.