This is the records summary for Feb. 20.
- Gary Don Mosley II, 21, of Willmar, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge of fifth-degree assault for punching a man for his driving conduct on a Willmar street in July.
Mosley was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with 80 days stayed and credit for four days served, a $1,000 fine, with $900 stayed, and a year of probation. He was also ordered to pay restitution of $551.50. The total of $12,503.65 owed to the victim’s insurance company will become a civil judgment.
As part of a plea agreement, a felony charge of third-degree assault was dismissed.
The charges were filed after a man approached a Willmar police officer who was in a parked squad car near the intersection of First Street and Trott Avenue on the afternoon of July 11. The man was bleeding from his mouth and nose and told the officer he’d just been punched by a man who had confronted him about his driving conduct.
The man said he’d been westbound on Trott Avenue east of First Street and a man walked out into the roadway, causing him to stop his pickup. The man complained about his driving conduct. The driver said he drove away, only to be confronted later by the same man, who punched him through the open window of his vehicle.
The driver gave a description of the assailant, who was located by other police officers and identified as Mosley, along the 400 block of Trott Avenue Southeast.
Mosley said the man driving the pickup drives by fast and very loud and that when he talked with the driver, the man revved the engine and took off fast. He also admitted to following the man and punching him because he was upset with his conduct. He said he didn’t know the driver and hit him with one punch.
The victim reported to police on Aug. 12 that he sustained facial injuries that required surgery.
- Hunter Patrick Kavanagh, 19, of Willmar, made his first appearance Thursday on felony charges of third-degree burglary and first-degree criminal damage to property for allegedly breaking into a storage shed and damaging a vehicle in September.
Unconditional bail was set at $10,000. His next appearance is March 4.
Kavanagh and Tyler Chase Sanders, 19, of Kandiyohi, each face the same charges in the case. Sanders’ next appearance is March 14.
According to the complaint, a Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s deputy was called to an address in Kandiyohi on Sept. 13 regarding a case of property damage. A man reported that someone had entered a storage shed and tampered with a pickup, including going through the glove box, scratching the paint on both sides and the tailgate of the pickup and taking the dipstick, air filter and air filter cover.
Investigators found a fingerprint on an aerosol can in the vehicle and sent it to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for analysis. The print matched as Sanders’ left ring finger.
The investigation was aided by anonymous information that Sanders and another man were bragging about the incident. The other man said Sanders did the damage to the pickup and took the dipstick and air filter because he thought the items would fit his vehicle.
Sanders was interviewed and denied any involvement and said his fingerprint was not on anything in the shed because he wasn’t in the building.
The damage estimate for the pickup was $3,140.91.