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Rothsay man sentenced for terroristic threats

A Rothsay man has been convicted and sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of terroristic threats and a misdemeanor assault charge.

Marty David Weets, 49, of 206 2nd St. SE, Rothsay, was given a stay of sentence imposition on the felony charge, on conditions including completion of 30 days in jail and up to five years of supervised probation as well as payment of $1,085 in court fines and fees. If he successfully completes probation, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor on his record.

On the misdemeanor charge, he was ordered to serve 90 days in jail, with 60 days stayed and up to two years of supervised probation as well as payment of a $300 fine. He was also given the option to serve out the remaining 30 days in jail via electronic home monitoring, at his own expense.

Another assault charge was dismissed at sentencing.

Weets was accused of threatening to kill a juvenile female that had backed her car into his vehicle while leaving a parking space between the Detroit Lakes High School tennis courts and football field on Sept. 29, 2012.

When her brother, a passenger in the vehicle, got out to confront him, Weets reportedly shoved him against another vehicle with such force that it caused a dent.

According to the report, Weets was then subdued by the girl’s father and some other witnesses at the scene, then held to the ground until law enforcement arrived.