Man sent to prison for assault with knife
A Rochester man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison after pleading guilty to choking a woman and threatening her with a large knife.
Kyle Timothy Perteete, 25, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, aggravated stalking and two counts of domestic assault, all felonies. Olmsted County District Court Judge Debra Jacobson immediately sentenced Perteete to 33 months in prison, with credit for 57 days served.
The investigation began the morning of June 2, when police responded to a Rochester residence for a report of a domestic assault. Officers noticed a knife with a black handle and a 10-inch blade lying on the kitchen table.
A woman at the home said she, Perteete and another man had been drinking that morning; the victim said she asked Perteete to be quiet, because a child in the home was sleeping. When she returned to the child's bedroom, Perteete followed her, grabbed her neck with one hand and began choking her.
The woman said she had trouble breathing and believed she lost consciousness for a moment.
The victim tried to get away, but Perteete pulled her off the bed, grabbed her by the neck with both hands and continued choking her. The woman yelled, which brought the other man into the room; Perteete left the bedroom, but came back moments later with the knife.
The man again intervened and called law enforcement. Officers noted redness and several scratches on the victim's neck, the complaint says, but Perteete denied being physical with the woman.
A review of his criminal history reflects a conviction for felony strangulation and suffocation, as well as a conviction for battery. Both cases were in Wisconsin in 2015.