WINDOM — A Windom resident is facing criminal charges after he allegedly attempted to run down a police officer with his car.
Windom police responded to a Nov. 11 report that a vehicle had been stolen from a residence. The victim explained that Jones Sagbe, 38, a household member, had taken the victim's car without consent.
As the police officer and the victim were talking, Sagbe reportedly drove by in the vehicle. He then allegedly pointed the vehicle toward the officer and the household member, and proceeded to drive over the curb and up the steps of the house in an attempt to hit them. "The vehicle came within inches of hitting" them, according to the criminal complaint.
Sagbe later got out of the vehicle and was arrested. He was charged with first-degree assault of a peace officer, denoting use of deadly force — a felony that carries a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison and/or a $30,000 fine, but not less than 10 years in prison — and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
If Sagbe is convicted, his actual sentence will be based on his criminal history.
He is being held in Cottonwood County Jail on bail set at $40,000 with conditions or $80,000 without.