A man was recently convicted in 10th Judicial District Court of text messaging terroristic threats to a woman in January.
The man, identified in court documents as Joshua Michael Krall, was sentenced to 27 months in jail with credit back to March 29, 2013. According to court documents, Krall sent abusive and threatening text messages to the female victim.
Court documents added that Krall’s threats came after the woman allowed him to stay at her home for a few days and she rejected Krall’s romantic advances.
Man faces drug charges
A Stillwater man made an appearance in 10th Judicial District Court last week on drug-related charges in connection with a Sept. 5, 2012, incident that occurred near a Stillwater school.
The man, identified in court documents as Aaron Joseph Titel, faces fourth-degree drug charges based on the results of a search of Titel’s residence, less than 200 feet from Stonebridge Elementary School.
During that search, Stillwater Police officers allegedly found more than 700 grams of marijuana in kitchen cabinets, glass jars and a large plastic bag. A digital scale and a bag with almost 6 grams of psilocybin mushrooms were also found in the kitchen. Other items found during the search were drug paraphernalia, large amounts of cash in a drawer, $359 in Titel’s wallet and $810 in a kitchen drawer, a semi-automatic pistol and two other hand guns.
Court documents said Titel allegedly admitted to officers that he sold marijuana, and had been doing so for nine to 10 years. He also said the money in the drawer and kitchen was part of his marijuana sales and the money found in his wallet was from his paycheck. He allegedly added that the mushrooms were for his personal use.
The charge has a maximum sentence of 15 years and $100,000 for a first conviction and 30 years and $100,000 if a second conviction occurs.
Cottage Grove man sentenced in sexual assaults
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput announced June 28 that 44-year-old Matthew David Feeney of Cottage Grove was sentenced to a total of 109 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of fourth-degree sexual assault on minors over whom he held a position of authority.
Feeney was sentenced by the 10th Judicial District Judge Gary Schurrer.
Feeney pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with two minor boys he had met through his business as a casting director and admitted organizing outings for the boys, inviting them to his home, having them spend the night and having sexual contact with them. Feeney has prior sexual assault convictions.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant County attorneys Imran Ali and Siv Yurichuk.
“We are thankful that the victims can now put this dreadful episode of their lives behind them and, hopefully, begin the healing process. In the meantime, this defendant will be in a place where he will not be able to repeat this reprehensible conduct.” Orput said.