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Man sentenced to probation after guilty plea

A Rochester man accused of punching a police officer in the face late last month has pleaded guilty in Olmsted County District Court.

Mok Muon Sr., 42, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of obstruct legal process, a gross misdemeanor. In exchange for the plea, an additional count of fourth-degree assault on a peace officer, also a gross misdemeanor, was dismissed.

District Judge Joseph F. Chase sentenced Muon to two years of probation and ordered him to pay $985.

The charges stemmed from an incident early June 30, when a caller reported hearing a woman yelling "stop it" from a neighboring house. The caller feared a person was being assaulted, said Lt. Casey Moilanen.

Rochester police responded and determined the yelling had come from a home in the 1000 block of East Center Street. Officers asked to see all the females in the house in order to confirm their safety, the report says; Muon and his brother were upset by the request.


They began to obstruct the police, Moilanen said, and Muon punched an officer in the face. He was eventually subdued with a stun gun and arrested, according to the report; his 38-year-old brother was cited for obstruction.

Further investigation revealed the woman who'd been yelling — prompting the initial call — had been ordering two men in the house to stop fighting.

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