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.
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 half years of probation on the assault charge, Assistant Chippewa County Attorney Heidi Torvik said during a phone interview Tuesday.
Wellnitz received a stay of adjudication, which means that a conviction will not appear on his record if he successfully completes probation.
As a result of a plea agreement, an additional charge of second-degree assault and a misdemeanor charge of damage to property were dismissed, Torvik said.
According to the criminal complaint on the charges, the altercation occurred Oct. 14 near American Surplus and Ice Castle Fish Houses along Minnesota Highway 7 in Montevideo.
It is alleged that Wellnitz confronted a 21-year-old Montevideo man at his vehicle, stabbed the man in the leg and that Wellnitz then backed his pickup into the man’s vehicle.
The man was treated and released for the injury.
Both Wellnitz and the other man were employees of Ice Castle Fish Houses during the time of the incident. It is alleged that the other man had a previous relationship with Wellnitz’s daughter, according to the criminal complaint.
During a later interview with law enforcement, Wellnitz said he had confronted the man because of an alleged domestic incident between the man and Wellnitz’s daughter, according to court files.