ST. CLOUD (AP) -- A 19-year-old was sentenced to 21 months in jail for assaulting a Waite Park City Council member in an apparent road rage attack.
District Judge Thomas Knapp stayed all but a year in jail for Richard Andrew Olmscheid Jr. on the condition Olmscheid would attend a teen-age boot camp when released.
Olmscheid pleaded guilty in May to the assault on Mike Linquist as well as unrelated charges of stealing snowmobiles. In exchange, prosecutors dropped burglary and assault charges against Olmscheid for breaking into a St. Cloud home while out on bail.
Olmscheid was arrested Jan. 12 after Linquist was attacked while driving with his son in Stearns County, police said.
Linquist was trying to turn left when another car blocked him, then sideswiped him when Linquist tried to drive around it. After Linquist pulled his car to the side of the road, a juvenile in the other vehicle got out and smashed Linquist's door, police said.
Linquist got out of his car and was approached by Olmscheid, who hit him in the head with a flashlight, according to court reports. Linquist's son suffered minor injuries from smashed glass.
Knapp also sentenced Olmscheid to a year in jail for each of two counts of receiving stolen property. The sentences are to be served concurrently.
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