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Brewster man receives sentence for assault


WORTHINGTON — A Brewster man was sentenced Monday in Nobles County District Court after pleading guilty to third-degree assault, a felony.

Zachariah Schmitz, 26, was sentenced to 120 days in Nobles County Jail, five years probation and a $1,000 fine plus restitution.

The felony charge and two other charges — which were dismissed as part of the plea agreement — stemmed from a Feb. 10 confrontation at an Adrian apartment that resulted in Schmitz punching a pregnant woman. Schmitz agreed that the incident was alcohol-induced and that the punch was intended for another individual.

“I know what I did was wrong,” Schmitz said Monday during his sentencing. “I’m trying to live by the citizenship of this state. I’m ready to be on the straight and narrow.”

Alyssa Sobotka

Alyssa joined The Globe in July 2017 and covers education and crime beats. The Nebraska native earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. In her own sarcastic tone, her blog, Aimlessly Navigating, recounts the reality, pitfalls and triumphs of a young 20-something navigating to maturity. Follow her on Twitter: @alyssasobotka