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Austin man sentenced to supervised probation on assault and terroristic threats charges in Mower County District Court

An Austin man who threatened someone with a knife in May, and who also had a knife on his personage while being booked into the Mower County jail has been sentenced to supervised probation, a fine and community work service in Mower County District Court.  

30-year-old Michael Wolphagen was arrested in May and charged with 2nd degree assault and terroristic threats. According to court documents, an argument over money led to Wolphagen waving a knife at his victim and threatening to stab him.

Police reported that when Wolphagen was arrested, a folding pocket knife was found stuck in a nearby wood pillar and another pocket knife was found on Wolphagen when he was booked into the Mower County Jail.

Wolphagen eventually pleaded guilty to a charge of terroristic threats and was sentenced Wednesday to three years of supervised probation. He must also pay a $500 fine and perform 40 hours of community work service.


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