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Worthington man facing multiple criminal cases

WORTHINGTON -- A Worthington man faces multiple charges on two criminal cases that were filed five days apart. Khamsone Soukhamthath, 31, faces felony burglary charges in Cottonwood County after allegedly burglarizing a Jeffers business. He was a...

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WORTHINGTON -- A Worthington man faces multiple charges on two criminal cases that were filed five days apart.

Khamsone Soukhamthath, 31, faces felony burglary charges in Cottonwood County after allegedly burglarizing a Jeffers business. He was also arrested Sunday in Worthington after allegedly hitting and choking an individual with whom he was acquainted.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Cottonwood County, Soukhamthath broke and entered Farmer’s Co-Op Oil Association in Jeffers on Jan. 20. Several items within the store were reportedly misplaced, including computer screen monitors face down on the floor and a damaged filing cabinet.

Law enforcement discovered the vehicle in which Soukhamthath was a passenger leaving the scene, and matched the tread of his shoe to a print left on a piece of paper in the business.

His Sunday arrest came after a Worthington police officer responded to the report of a domestic assault in progress. Upon arrival, the alleged victim accused Soukhamthath of hitting and choking her.

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According to the criminal complaint, Soukhamthath originally denied the accusation, but later told law enforcement that he headbutted the victim by accident, the complaint continues.

Photos were taken of the victim’s injuries.

He has been charged with domestic assault in Nobles County District Court. The domestic assault charge is felony-level because the alleged incident occurred within 10 years of any two or more previous qualified domestic violence-related offense convictions.

Soukhamthath was convicted of fifth-degree assault in 2010 and domestic assault in 2011.

If convicted of the domestic assault charge he faces a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine or both.

His bail was set at $5,000 with conditions or $25,000 without. Initial appearances are scheduled for Feb. 6 in Cottonwood County District Court and Feb. 12 in Nobles County District Court.

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