Felony charges reduced, dismissed in assault case

Published 9:52am Monday, January 21, 2013

A woman arrested for threatening her mother with a knife on Nov. 25 was sentenced to a lesser charge Friday, while another charge was dismissed.

Danielle Lynn Sexton, 25, who pleaded guilty to felony terroristic threats, saw that charge reduced to a gross misdemeanor. She was sentenced to two years of probation. According to the Mower County Court complaint, she served 19 days in the Mower County jail. A felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon charge was dismissed.

According to the court complaint, Sexton threatened her mother with a knife because she would not give Sexton money to go to Tennessee. Another person at the scene convinced Sexton to drop the knife before calling police. When police arrived, Sexton reportedly said she was going to stab her mother because she only cares for herself.

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