GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – Former NHL hockey star Mark Pavelich cooperated with law enforcement on the night they came to arrest him at his wooded northern Minnesota home last summer, after a neighbor reported that Pavelich had beaten him with a metal pipe.

Once he was handcuffed, officers fed Pavelich’s dogs and went to his bedroom to get him some clothes so they could take him to jail, they testified in a court hearing Tuesday. One conducted a “protective sweep” of the house to see if anybody else was there.

That sweep and a warranted search of the property later that night are at the center of a defense attorney’s arguments that two weapons charges against Pavelich should be dismissed.
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