Worthington teen sentenced for domestic assault
WORTHINGTON -- Mason Kill, 19, of Worthington was sentenced Monday afternoon in Nobles County District Court on a domestic assault case. Three different cases brought Kill to court Monday afternoon. One was related to an assault, and the other tw...
WORTHINGTON - Mason Kill, 19, of Worthington was sentenced Monday afternoon in Nobles County District Court on a domestic assault case.
Three different cases brought Kill to court Monday afternoon. One was related to an assault, and the other two were related to drug possession and violation of a non-contact order.
Kill was charged with two felony counts of fifth-degree drug possession after a Worthington officer found Xanax and Adderall pills in his car. Kill was also facing a felony count of domestic assault by strangulation and a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault. In addition, he was charged with a non-contact order violation, a misdemeanor.
Kill pleaded guilty to domestic assault by strangulation and the non-contact order violation charges. As part of his plea agreement, the rest of his charges were dismissed.
According to court records, a Worthington police officer stopped a vehicle that was making erratic movements on May 1 along U.S. 59. While talking with the driver, Kill, the officer smelled a marijuana odor coming from the car and asked Kill to step out of the vehicle. The officer searched Kill’s car and found both Xanax and Adderall.
When the officer asked Kill about the pills, he said he was feeling tired at a party and that someone gave him the pills.
Kill’s domestic assault incident took place on Dec. 9, 2016. According to court documents, Kill’s girlfriend had gone to Kill’s house that day, and they began to fight in the early morning hours. Kill asked her to leave his home and when she asked why, he became angry and took her phone away.
Kill then grabbed her, pushed her down on his bed and began choking her, according the court documents. The woman was able to release herself and was trying to leave, but Kill began pushing her around the room and down the hallway, the documents add. When she was at her car, Kill grabbed by the arm and started pushing her.
For his domestic assault charge, Kill was given a stay of imposition and sentenced to three years of probation and 30 days in jail. For his non-contact order violation charge, he was sentenced to one year of probation.
Fifth-degree drug possession carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both. Domestic assault by strangulation carries a maximum sentence of three years imprisonment, a $5,000 fine or both.