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May 26, 2015
Police arrest man sentenced in stabbing two days prior
WILLMAR — Just days after being sentenced to probation in connection with a stabbing last year, a 19-year-old Willmar man was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting a woman and threatening to stab her with a pair of scissors. Sonny Alexander Spears made his first appearance Tuesday...
May 26, 2015 - 11:23pm
May 21, 2015
Willmar man sentenced to probation after stabbing
WILLMAR — A 19-year-old Willmar man was sentenced Wednesday on a felony charge of third-degree assault stemming from a stabbing in November in Willmar. Sonny Alexander Spears was sentenced to five years of probation on the charge and 135 days of jail, with credit for all days served. He...
May 21, 2015 - 11:32pm
May 20, 2015
Montevideo man accepts a plea agreement after stabbing
MONTEVIDEO — A 49-year-old Montevideo man was sentenced Tuesday on a felony charge of second-degree assault for allegedly stabbing a 21-year-old co-worker in the leg. Myron Lloyd Wellnitz was sentenced Tuesday in Chippewa County District Court to 30 days of jail and two and one...
May 20, 2015 - 12:28am
May 14, 2015
Former Maynard man recovering from stabbing in domestic assault urges others to seek help
WEST FARGO, N.D — Like many domestic violence victims, Keith Peterson put off getting help, over and over again.
May 14, 2015 - 12:21am
May 12, 2015
Maynard woman sentenced in stabbing of ex-boyfriend
ELBOW LAKE — Carly Lacey, the Maynard woman who had faced an attempted murder charge for stabbing her former boyfriend multiple times, was sentenced Monday to more than six years of prison. Lacey was sentenced to 74 months in prison, with credit for 291 days served, on a charge...
May 12, 2015 - 11:20pm
April 13, 2015
Willmar man sentenced to 8 1/2 years for stabbing
WILLMAR -- Ex-Savor Rene Cruz, 20, of Willmar was sentenced this morning to 8½ years in prison on a second-degree attempted murder charge for...
April 13, 2015 - 1:36pm
April 3, 2015
Attorney denies telling Nelson what to say when pleading guilty to stabbing
MONTEVIDEO — Darek Nelson returned Thursday to the courtroom where he had pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree, premeditated murder in the fatal stabbing of co-worker Vinessa Lozano more than three years ago, asking to withdraw his plea. Vinessa Lozano’s mother charged...
April 3, 2015 - 1:26am
March 26, 2015
Man charged in stabbing brother in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- A 31-year-old Grand Rapids man has been charged in Itasca County District Court after allegedly stabbing his brother in a Grand Rapids home. Kalin Vaughn William Wenell-Jack was charged Thursday with one count of attempted murder in the second degree, one...
March 26, 2015 - 11:34pm
March 4, 2015
Maynard woman pleads guilty to assault charge
ELBOW LAKE — A Maynard woman pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of first-degree assault for stabbing her boyfriend 13 times last summer on Pomme de Terre Lake near Elbow Lake. Carly Lacey had faced a charge of second-degree attempted murder. As part of the plea agreement, this charge...
March 4, 2015 - 11:19pm
March 3, 2015
Cruz awaits sentencing for second-degree attempted murder
WILLMAR — Ex-Savor Rene Cruz pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of second-degree attempted murder for stabbing his stepgrandmother in June at her Willmar home. As part of the plea agreement, additional felony charges of first- and second-degree assault against Cruz, 20, of Willmar,...
March 3, 2015 - 10:48pm
March 2, 2015
Nelson seeks to withdraw premeditated murder plea
MONTEVIDEO — The man convicted of stabbing his co-worker to death in 2012 in Montevideo is seeking to withdraw his guilty plea to first-degree, intentional murder. Darek Nelson, 26, is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in the Minnesota Correctional...
March 2, 2015 - 11:20pm
Man accused of attempted murder pleads not guilty
WILLMAR — Carlos Alberto Sandoval Ramirez, the man alleged to have stabbed a Litchfield woman multiple times in August, pleaded not guilty to charges of first- and second-degree attempted murder Monday in Meeker County District Court. Ramirez, 31, of Litchfield waived an omnibus...
February 2, 2015 - 11:48pm
Court appearances continue for man tied to stabbing
WILLMAR — Court proceedings continue for Israel Salinas Cruz, one of the men accused of stabbing a man in the chest and arms in April at a Willmar residence. Cruz, 31, of Willmar, faces a charge of second-degree assault and appeared Monday for an omnibus hearing. He is scheduled...
February 2, 2015 - 11:37pm
January 26, 2015
Willmar Man demands case be dismissed
WILLMAR — The Willmar man charged with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing earlier this month is seeking dismissal of the case for lack of probable cause. Daniel James Pelkey, 27, of Willmar, made a court appearance Monday on felony charges of second-degree attempted...
January 26, 2015 - 11:30pm
January 15, 2015
Man faces charges for Willmar stabbing
WILLMAR — The man alleged to have stabbed a man multiple times Tuesday night at a Willmar residence made his first court appearance Thursday on an attempted murder charge. Daniel James Pelkey, 26, of Willmar, faces felony charges of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree...
January 15, 2015 - 11:30pm