King gets 21 months of prison time stayed for seven years

Zachary George King, 21, Little Falls, was convicted Sept. 5, of one felony count of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

On May 8, the Little Falls Police Department received a report of a suicidal man in the city. When they arrived at the residence, King’s girlfriend met them and stated he had assaulted her.

The victim told the police King had grabbed her and pushed her into a corner. She got away, but he followed, pushed her onto the bed and grabbed her by the neck. He then threw her onto the floor, straddled her and then held up a knife by his head as if he was going to stab her.

The victim said he stabbed at her head and missed. She said she grabbed at his hand and got cut as he pulled the knife away.

Police located the knife on the kitchen table.

The victim’s mother, who was present, told police her daughter said King had cut her and was trying to kill himself. The mother had located King with the knife in his hand and he had yelled at her to kill him. She took the knife away from him.

King was sentenced to 21 months at the Correctional Facility in St. Cloud, stayed for seven years. He was given  credit for the 86 days of time served. He was fined $135 and given supervised probation for seven years.

Dismissed against King was one felony count of domestic assault by strangulation because he pleaded guilty to the much higher count of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon, said Assistant District Attorney Todd Kosovich.