New Ulm Burglary Sentencing 20 Sep 11

A Chaska man has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and 5 years of probation for assaulting a New Ulm man in his home this past January. 38-year-old Mark R. Wilcox was convicted on Monday of 3rd-degree burglary and assault, and charges of theft, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed. Wilcox had initially told police that he entered the residence to collect a debt, and was assaulted. A man at the home was found to have significant injuries to his face, and Wilcox appeared intoxicated. He was taken to the New Ulm Medical Center for evaluation, and while there he threatened police officers and hospital staff and attempted to escape. He was then taken to detox. In court on Monday Wilcox was also ordered to pay over 1-thousand dollars in fines and complete a chemical dependency treatment program.