Assault Sentencing 18 Aug 11

A 22-year-old Grove City man has been sentenced 180 days in jail, seven years of probation and a $1,000 fine on a second-degree assault charge in connection to a July 3rd incident that included shooting a handgun at two people in Grove City.

The West Central Tribune reports as part of his sentence handed down in Meeker County District Court Kristopher Keith Litzau was also ordered to pay restitution, with the amount yet to be certified, follow the recommendations of a chemical dependency evaluation, not use drugs or alcohol or enter bars, remain law-abiding and apologize to the victim as required by his probation agent.

As part of a plea agreement, four additional felony charges including second-degree attempted murder by drive-by shooting and assault, were dismissed. Litzau received a stay of imposition on his sentence. Under the stay, his felony conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor conviction if he complies with the conditions of sentence.

The charges were filed after a Meeker County deputy was dispatched around 4:45 a.m. July 3 to Lindstrom Avenue West. While the deputy was en route, he was informed that Litzau was in possession of a handgun and was “out of control.”