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Adrian woman sentenced in assault case

She reported having made significant changes in her life since her arrest.

Rachel Roberts
Roberts

WORTHINGTON — Rachel Roberts, 31, of Adrian, was granted a stay of execution on an 18-month prison stay Wednesday for threatening a family member with a knife.

Roberts was arrested in June 2020 when the victim reported the incident to law enforcement, stating that Roberts was under the influence of methamphetamine. She was charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, threats of violence and disorderly conduct.

Roberts pleaded guilty to threats of violence, and the other two charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

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At the sentencing hearing, Fifth Judicial District Judge Terry Vajgrt sentenced Roberts to 18 months in prison, with a stay of execution in favor of five years of supervised probation.

"Use (the stay of execution) to motivate you to do well on probation," Vagjrt told her.

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Roberts is currently in a residential drug treatment facility, and she reported having made progress in staying clean. When she completes her inpatient treatment, Roberts said, she already has a job and an apartment lined up.

"Make sure you work hard on your sobriety," Vajgrt said. "I wish you well."

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