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Worthington man to serve probation for drugs, assault

If he does not abide by the terms of probation, Gomez-Torres could be brought back before the court and ordered to serve time in jail or prison.

Kevin Jose Gomez-Torres
Gomez-Torrez

WORTHINGTON — A Worthington resident was sentenced on two criminal offenses Wednesday.

Kevin Gomez-Torres, 23, was arrested in September 2019 for alleged domestic assault. While being booked into jail, he also allegedly had both methamphetamine and marijuana on his person,

He was charged with felonies of domestic assault by strangulation and fifth-degree drug possession; interfering with an emergency telephone call and introducing contraband into jail lock-up, both gross misdemeanors; two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault; and petty misdemeanor possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Related: Man in jail for alleged domestic assault The suspect has twice been convicted of felony domestic assault.
Gomez-Torres was sentenced Wednesday for two of the charges: Count 2, fifth-degree drug possession, and an added Count 8, misdemeanor fifth-degree assault.

For drug possession, Fifth Judicial District Judge Terry Vajgrt granted Gomez-Torres a stay of adjudication, meaning that Vajgrt did not judge him to be guilty. He will serve three years of supervised probation and pay a $1,000 fine, which may be worked off through community service. For the assault charge, Gomez-Torres was convicted of the crime and sentenced to 86 days in local jail, with a stay of execution, allowing him to serve one year of supervised probation instead.

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Both probation terms will be served concurrently.

The Southwest Crisis Center is available in our community to support and empower survivors of sexual and domestic violence. For questions about services or how you can help contact the Southwest Crisis Center at 800-376-4311 or mnswcc.org .

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