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Court news: Waubun man gets 26 months for domestic assault

According to court records, on Oct. 18, 2020, he dragged a woman into a green sedan and held her there. The woman told officers that he had a small knife and attempted to stab her with it, and that she was scared.

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DETROIT LAKES — Pete Alan Thompson, 39, of rural Waubun has been sentenced in Becker County District Court to 26 months in prison at St. Cloud on a felony domestic assault.

According to court records, on Oct. 18, 2020, he dragged a woman into a green sedan and held her there. The woman told officers that Thompson had a small knife and attempted to stab her with it, and that she was scared. She added that Thompson was mad because she was “going back out to Naytahwaush.”

A tribal police officer then went to the residence and called for Thompson, who came outside and appeared agitated. He smelled like alcohol and admitted to drinking. He told officers he was mad at the woman and just wanted to give her a ride – adding that he was not going to let her go off with a different man, so he got mad and tried to keep her in the vehicle. Thompson demonstrated to the officer how he kept the woman in the car by blocking her from being able to get out. He later admitted that he found out that the woman was cheating on him.

On July 8, he was sentenced on that charge to 26 months in prison, with credit for 50 days served. He was fined $50 plus $200 in court fees.

The sentence was concurrent with a felony charge of violating a domestic abuse no-contact order. The criminal complaint for that charge was not available online.

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On that charge, he was sentenced by District Judge Gretchen Thilmony to 26 months in prison, with credit for 299 days served. He was fined $50 plus $125 in court fees.

A felony theft of a motor vehicle charge from a separate case was dismissed in a plea agreement.

Related Topics: BECKER COUNTY DISTRICT COURTPUBLIC SAFETYCRIME AND COURTS
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