Worthington man attacks another with a baseball batWORTHINGTON — A Worthington man who allegedly attacked another man with a baseball bat last month has a past history of assault and criminal activity in Nobles and Jackson Counties, according to court documents. Timothy Herman Stanley Jr., 26, is facing one count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. He is scheduled to make an appearance in court Nov. 30 at the Prairie Justice Center.
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man who allegedly attacked another man with a baseball bat last month has a past history of assault and criminal activity in Nobles and Jackson Counties, according to court documents.
Timothy Herman Stanley Jr., 26, is facing one count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. He is scheduled to make an appearance in court Nov. 30 at the Prairie Justice Center.
The complaint states authorities were contacted in October to investigate an assault in Rushmore. The victim, who appeared to be holding his arm, said he had been at a woman’s house the night before in her bedroom when Stanley, her boyfriend, came home. The victim said Stanley started swinging a baseball bat, which the victim blocked twice with his forearm.
He said the bat almost hit him in the head, so he grabbed it from Stanley, ran from the house and drove home.
The victim gave the bat to authorities as evidence. He turned down medical treatment.
When the deputy went to speak with the girlfriend, she would not allow him in the house, but did come out to talk. She said nothing had happened, but then said “Tim got out of control.” She allegedly told the deputy Stanley had a bat and hit the victim, but said she left the room when the fight started and didn’t see anything else.
Stanley has previous convictions for possession of stolen property, criminal damage to property, obstruction of the legal process, theft and escaping from custody. In 2005, he was charged with first-degree aggravated robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, altering the serial numbers on a firearm and illegal possession of a pistol after being involved in a robbery.
Authorities leaving the Prairie Justice Center in April 2005 had noted a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed down Airport Road and into a ditch. The driver told two officers he and the vehicle’s occupants had just been held up at gunpoint by a man wearing a bandanna over his face. He said they gunman had taken a watch and some diamond-encrusted rings and threatened to put a bullet in his head if he did not comply. One of the passengers in the vehicle recognized the man as someone he knew as “Timmy.”
Another passenger recognized the sawed-off shotgun as belonging to “Timmy.” A female passenger initially denied drugs were involved, but later admitted to a “drug deal gone bad.” She said the driver was angry at Stanley’s accomplice because he had paid for an “eight-ball” of methamphetamine, but had only received one gram. The woman told authorities that when the accomplice went back, Stanley robbed the others.
Before the case was settled, he was charged in a separate incident with assault and fleeing a peace officer in December 2006.
Taking advantage of a plea agreement, Stanley later pleaded guilty to several counts of second-degree assault and was sentenced in 2007 to 36 months in prison. He still owes more than $1,300 in fines and court fees in Nobles County and $1,100 in Jackson County.