Joseph W. Hughes, 24, 128 1/2 Main St. East, Sleepy Eye, was charged Tuesday with Gross Misdemeanor Fifth-Degree Assault and Domestic Assault-Subsequent Violation. According to court documents, a man came to the Sleepy Eye Police Department at 1:50 a.m., Aug. 26, 2016 and said his roommate came home and physically assaulted him and a neighbor.
At the same time, Brown County dispatch notified polie of an ambulance call at the apartment. At the scene, a person told police Hughes came into his apartment uninvited and lay down on his bed. The man said he asked Hughes to leave and he became angry and tried to hit the man in the face with a closed fist, hit him once before the other man tackled him to the ground. Another man said Hughes grabbed his bedroom door and repeatedly slammed it shut, he asked him to stop and Hughes came at him and hit him with a closed fist on the side of the left eye near his temple, knocking his glasses off his head and popping a lens out.
Police photographed the man’s chin, hands, foot and shirt of one man and the eye of the other. One of the men was transported to Sleepy Eye Medical Center. Police asked Hughes what happened and he said nothing before he was arrested for assaulting two men. Hughes agreed to provide a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) that registered a .196 blood alcohol content. He was transported to the Brown County Evaluation Center. Hughes was convicted on Jan. 5, 2015, of Misdemeanor Fifth-Degree Assault in Brown County Court.
Ronald D. Volk, 37, no address, was convicted Wednesday of Felony Fifth-Degree Drug Possession-Not Small Amount Marijuana-Subsequent Violation and Gross Misdemeanor Theft. Another theft charge was dismissed. For the first conviction, he was fined $1,160 and sentenced to 17 months in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility, stayed for five years Supervised probation, monitored by the Minnesota Department of Corrections Field Services. Conditions include completing a Chemical Use Assessment and Mental Health Evaluation and following recommendations, complete five days STS on schedule with probation, do not use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives.
For the second conviction, he was fined $85 and sentenced to 365 days in the Brown County Jail, 235 days stayed for two years Supervised probation, pay restitution, open for 30 days, before fines, fees and surcharges, do not enter any Wal-Mart premises.
Alan G. Sellner, 28, 1124 S. Minnesota St., was convicted Wednesday of Gross Misdemeanor Second-Degree DWI. Another DWI charge was dismissed. He was fined $1,090 and sentenced to 365 days in the Brown County Jail, 335 days stayed for three years Supervised probation. Jail time to be served in three 10-day segments. Report dates are Dec. 3, 2016; Aug. 31, 2017; Aug. 31,2018; final two segments may be deferred the the Court. Conditions include completion and following recommendations of a Chemical Use Assessment, attend MADD Impact Panel, attend AA/NA and provide monthly attendance to agent.
Eric A. Martinez, 27, PO Box 786 Gaylord, was convicted Wednesday of Felony Domestic Assault and Misdemeanor Stalking. Other charges of Disrupting an Emergency Telephone Call and Stalking-Third or Subsequent Violation in 10 years were dismissed. For the first conviction, he was sentenced to 21 months in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility, stayed for five years Supervised probation. He was fined $1,155 and sentenced to 294 days in the Brown County Jail, credited for 294 days served. Conditions include completing a Chemical Use Assessment, following recommendations, successfully complete Domestic Violence programming as scheduled by probation. For the second conviction, he was committed the St. Cloud Correctional Facility for 38 days, stayed for 10 years Supervised probation, fined $1,080 and sentenced to 240 days in the Brown County Jail, credited with 121 days served. May be released to residential inpatient Chemical Dependency treatment if appropriate and any holds resolved prior to serving entire jail sentence. Conditions include completing Chemical Use Assessment and following recommendations.