Denton pleads guilty to first degree burglary

On Sept. 23, Morrison County District Courts covicted Jason Anthony Denton, 26, Little Falls, of one felony count of first degree burglary of an occupied dwelling and one misdemeanor count of fifth degree assault.

On Jan. 12, Little Falls police officers responded to a report of an assault in Northeast Little Falls. The victim said that Denton and another person entered her apartment, looking for her brother.

While the victim’s door was unlocked, Denton had not been given permission to enter. When the victim attempted to call 911, Denton became upset and began choking her and throwing her around the room. He also pulled out a knife and told the victim he would break her jaw.

The victim then screamed loudly which caused Denton and the other person to leave.

Officers first arrested the other person, who said Denton did assault the victim and that he himself had prevented another person from coming to the aid of the victim.

For the felony count, Denton was sentenced to 33 months in prison, stayed for 20 years, and was ordered to spend 180 days in jail with 119 days credit for time served. He was fined $585 and given 20 years of supervised probation.

For the misdemeanor count, Denton was sentenced to 90 days in jail and fined $50.