An Albert Lea man facing felony and gross misdemeanor assault charges stemming from an incident that took place in Mower County on February 3rd, 2022 has been sentenced to jail time and supervised probation in Mower County District Court.
22-year old Austin Matthew Williams was sentenced Thursday to 60 days in jail, three years of supervised probation, plus $460 in fines and fees for a felony charge of 3rd degree assault, substantial bodily harm. A prison term of one year and one day in the case was stayed for three years if Williams complies with the 24 different conditions of his probation, and Judge Jeffery Kritzer determined that work release will be allowed for Williams when he begins serving his jail term on February 3rd, 2024. Williams pleaded guilty to the charge on May 1st of this year, and he was convicted the same day.
Williams was also convicted and sentenced Thursday to three years of supervised probation for a gross misdemeanor charge of 4th degree assault, physically assault a peace officer. A 364 day jail sentence was stayed for three years if Williams complies with the terms of his probation, and Judge Kritzer ruled that Williams will be allowed to serve the two sentences concurrently.
Williams also pleaded guilty to the gross misdemeanor assault charge on May 1st, and a felony charge for false imprisonment, intentional restraint, a gross misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest, and a misdemeanor charge for domestic assault in the case against Williams were dismissed with his guilty pleas.