Bryniarski pleads guilty to felony domestic assault

Ross William Bryniarski, 23, Little Falls, was convicted Jan. 4, in Morrison County District Court of felony domestic assault.

A report of a domestic assault was received by the Little Falls Police Department Oct. 16, 2011. The victim, who resided with Bryniarski, told officers that he assaulted her with a knife. The officers observed bruises on her body and a mark on her neck.

The victim stated Bryniarski became upset and threw keys at her and punched her in the back three times. When she yelled for help, the victim said Bryniarski grabbed her throat and she had trouble breathing. He then grabbed a knife and went toward her with the knife pointing at her.

An examination of Bryniarski’s criminal history showed a prior conviction for second degree assault from Oct. 31, 2007, and that he was an adjudicated juvenile for a fifth degree assault incident that occurred May  17, 2006.

Bryniarski pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 months at the correctional facility in St. Cloud, stayed for five years and to 90 days in jail. He was fined $585 and given five years of supervised probation.

Dismissed against Bryniarski was one felony count of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon and one felony count of domestic assault by strangulation. Assistant County Attorney Todd Kosovich said those charges were dismissed due to his pleading guilty to the charge of felony domestic assault in the same incident.