Court News: Osage man sentenced for breaking into home, assaulting man

The man kicked in the door of a residence near Osage, hit a man there with something made of glass, then assaulted him, according to court records.

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DETROIT LAKES — Zachary Norman Holland, 28, of rural Osage has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony first-degree burglary.

According to court records, at 3:40 a.m. on Oct. 19, 2021, Holland kicked in the door of a residence near Osage, hit a man there with something made of glass, then assaulted him. The man told a deputy that he woke up because a dog was barking. The door was broken to gain access. The man had welts and cuts on his face, and Holland admitted to the assault. A woman was also assaulted there: Holland grabbed her head and threw her towards a wall, according to the criminal complaint.

On May 5, Becker County District Judge Gretchen Thilmony sentenced Holland to 21 months in prison at St. Cloud, stayed five years.

He was ordered to serve 180 days in jail, with credit for eight days served, and was fined $1,000 plus $1,150 in court fees. He was ordered to get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including aftercare, and was placed on supervised probation for five years.

A second count of felony first-degree burglary and one count of felony third-degree assault were dropped in a plea agreement.\

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