Court Proceedings

Brown County

District Court

Corey M. Sass, 32, 1119 N. State St., New Ulm, was charged Friday with two counts of felony second-degree assault, victim 13-15, position authority and significant relationship victim under 16; and two counts of felony fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct actor more than 48 months older.

According to court documents, a Brown County Family Services (BCFS) on Aug. 3 reported to police an incident that occurred on Aug. 2-3 involving Sass. On Aug. 4, police met with a BCFS agent who interviewed the victim in another room at the BCFS building.

The victim said Sass got into bed with her and touched her sexually, she felt uncomfortable and tried rolling away but Sass grabbed her and rolled her back.

Saas admitted to being in bed with the victim and her brother but denied having any memory of touching the victim and that he had been diagnosed with sleep apnea. He said a nurse at the Veteran’s Administration told him a symptom of sleep apnea can be doing things he is unaware of. Saas was arrested and taken to the Brown County Jail.

Julian A. Kral, 46, 112 13th South, New Ulm, was charged Friday with two counts of gross misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and misdemeanor DWI. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were dispatched to Rodney’s Tavern, 6 S. Minnesota St., at 10:19 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 3 for a man requesting an ambulance after being run over.

A bar employee pointed out a man recognized as Kral who the bartender thought was under the influence of methamphetamines. Kral told police he was run over from behind by a Dodge minivan in an alley between Front and Valley St. while he was walking down an alley. Police noticed Kral’s right shoulder was “out of place” and had abrasions.

Police photographed the injuries as an ambulance arrived. Kral walked into a light pole and had to be guided to an ambulance cot. Police were approached by another man who said Kral came into the bar saying he had been hit by a vehicle then threw a purple, metallic pipe onto a foot stool near his feet. The man retrieved the pipe and gave it to police, who noticed it was packed with what turned out to be marijuana.

Police talked to another man identified as the van driver who said he struck Kral, who was on a dirt bike on the 100 block of 10th South St. The man he stopped to check Kral’s injuries and Kral began yelling profanities at him and became aggressive. Fearing he would be assaulted, the man said he got back in his van and left the area.

The man said he re-encountered Kral on Valley St. when Kral hit the American Welding sign at 25 S. Valley and fell off the motorcycle. The man said he followed Kral to Rodney’s Tavern to see if he was OK.

Police got a search warrant to test Kral’s blood, which was drawn at the New Ulm Medical Center. Kral was transported to the Brown County Evaluation Center.

Kral continued to be aggressive toward officers despite having his right arm in a sling. He kicked an officer before he was taken to the ground, then knocked an officer to the ground. Police used a taser to stun Kral until he was handcuffed and escorted to a squad car and taken to jail.