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Worthington man faces more criminal charges days before assault conviction


A Worthington man was sentenced to 71 months in prison after threatening to kill a woman with a handgun replica in April 2017.

Execution of Timothy H. Stanley, Jr.’s sentence is to be stayed for a term not to exceed 15 years while he serves supervised probation.

The 34-year-old’s sentence on a second-degree assault with dangerous weapon conviction was a departure from the presumptive execution of 71 months, on what Fifth Judicial District Judge Gordon Moore described as a combination of two other pending cases and “evidentiary, more than anything.”

Moore told Stanley he understood him as the prototypical high-needs individual.

“But you’re also very high-risk,” he said.

Stanley faces 10 counts of more than 30 counts of felony no-contact order violation, eight of which were filed just days before Tuesday’s sentencing.

According to the criminal complaint, Stanley attempted to contact an individual named on an active, court-ordered domestic abuse no-contact order eight times between June 25 and July 8 while incarcerated at the Nobles County Jail.

The eight charges are in addition to 26 similar charges filed in February.