A Blaine man, accused in Anoka County District Court of striking
another man in the head with a hammer, has pleaded guilty to a felony
charge and been sent to prison.
by Peter Bodley
A Blaine man, accused in Anoka County District Court of striking another man in the head with a hammer, has pleaded guilty to a felony charge and been sent to prison.
Kenneth Charles Miller, 39, 731 116th Ave. N.E., who entered a guilty plea to a second-degree assault charge, received a 66-month prison term at his sentencing hearing last month.
He was given credit for 188 days served in jail, but he must pay $6,175.15 in restitution and have no contact with the victims, direct or indirect.
Blaine Police responded to the 116th Avenue address Oct. 11, 2007 where a man, 34, and a woman, 32, reported they had been attacked by Miller when he confronted them after the man had dropped the woman off in his vehicle.
The woman was Miller’s girlfriend, but he punched and pushed her, leaving her with a cut lip.
Then he took a hammer and struck the man, who was seated in his car, in the head with a hammer.
The man was taken to Unity Hospital where he was found to have multiple fractures to bones near his left eye.
Miller had left the scene prior to police arriving but was apprehended a short time later.
According to the complaint, Miller has two prior domestic assault convictions, one in 2000 and another in 2006.
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