Cummins sentenced to 21 months for making terroristic threats

Boyd Dean Cummins, 53, Rush City, was sentenced in Morrison County District Court with one felony count of making terroristic threats without regard for risk.

On Feb. 21, a report of a domestic assault on Second Street Northeast was received by the Little Falls Police Department. Officers responded and were met at the door by Cummins, who allowed them to enter. He told the officers he had been hit by his girlfriend who was upstairs.

When an officer located the victim, he found she had blood on her clothing, her nose, her hands and blood was flowing from her right nostril. She told the officer Cummins had hit her.

When checking the rest of the residence, the officer found blood stains on an air mattress, on the floor and on a door jamb in the kitchen and on Cummins himself.

Cummins said he had been drinking and was afraid of getting caught because he was on probation. He was then placed under arrest.

In a statement to officers, the victim said Cummins got mad at her for talking to other men while they were at a bar in Little Falls. She ran to Cummins’ residence to get her jacket and keys, but he followed her.

Cummins proceeded to choke her and hit her in the face, causing a bloody nose. She tried to call 911, but he took the phone from her and hung it up.

An examination of Cummins’ criminal history showed a prior conviction for terroristic threats and violating a domestic abuse no contact order from St. Louis County June 30, 2010, and a conviction for domestic assault in Stearns County Jan. 24.

Cummins was sentenced to 21 months in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility and fined $135.