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Man sentenced to jail, probation in drug case

A 28-year-old Oronoco man accused of assaulting a Rochester Police officer in April received a stayed prison sentence and was ordered to complete drug treatment.

Kyle Lee Felter pleaded guilty in May in Olmsted County District Court to one count each of felony fifth-degree drug possession; obstruct legal process, a gross misdemeanor; and giving a peace officer a false name, a misdemeanor.

In exchange for the plea, additional charges of felony fourth-degree assault of a peace officer and misdemeanor fleeing a peace officer were dismissed.

According to the criminal complaint, officers saw Felter in the passenger seat of a vehicle in the 2500 block of South Broadway about 5:30 p.m. April 9. When they approached the vehicle to take him into custody on an existing warrant, Felter got out of the car and "charged" an officer, the report says.

Felter attempted to run away, but was shot with a stun gun and caught before he could escape. A substance believed to be methamphetamine was also found in his possession during the ensuing search, the report says.


Judge Robert Birnbaum sentenced Felter to 28 months in prison, stayed, for the drug charge, in addition to 180 days in jail with credit for time served. He was sentenced to a year in jail, stayed, for obstructing legal process, and 90 days in jail for the misdemeanor.

Felter was also placed on 10 years probation.

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