Austin man gets prison for escaping custody

Published 9:54 am Saturday, January 12, 2019

David Michael Mattson-Fuller, 20, of Austin was sentenced to 18 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud after pleading guilty on Thursday in Mower County District Court to felony escape from custody. He received credit for 82 days served.

The plea was made as part of a plea agreement. Judge Jeffrey Kritzer issued the sentence.

David Michael Mattson-Fuller, 20

Court documents state that Mattson-Fuller, who was the subject of felony intensive supervised release, was arrested in October after cutting off his electronic monitoring equipment. An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 1100 block of Fourth Avenue Southwest, where Mattson-Fuller was staying with a relative.

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The relative told the officer she found the monitor near the front door and said Mattson-Fuller was not at the residence. She also said he had been communicating with a woman on Facebook.

The officer then spoke to the woman at her residence and advised her there was a warrant for Mattson-Fuller’s arrest. The woman said Mattson-Fuller had sent her a message saying he wanted to cut the monitor off and she had tried to “talk him out of it.”

Police later learned that Mattson-Fuller was at a residence in the 1000 block of Second Avenue Southwest. Officers maintained surveillance at an apartment complex in the area and saw several individuals, including Mattson-Fuller, leave an apartment and get in to a car. Police made a traffic stop on the car in the 400 block of Ninth Street Southwest and arrested Mattson-Fuller.

A review of Mattson-Fuller’s criminal record shows prior convictions for assault, theft, criminal damage to property, terroristic threats, fleeing an officer and disorderly conduct.