Lake Crystal Man Stalking Sentence 14 Aug 13

A Lake Crystal man was sentenced to 5 years of probation for felony stalking in Blue Earth County Court on Tuesday. 30-year-old Robert James Sichmeller was accused of ignoring a domestic abuse no contact order that had been put in place before the latest incident occurred in February. He was originally facing a total of 10 criminal charges, including assault with a dangerous weapon, domestic assault by strangulation, and making terroristic threats, but 9 of those charges were dismissed after he pleaded guilty to stalking. In court Tuesday, Sichmeller was also ordered to perform 20 days of community service and was fined over a thousand dollars. He was given credit for the 4 days he served in jail for the crime as well.