Hart convicted of domestic assault in LF

On Jan. 15, Morrison County District Court convicted Myron Kenneth Hart, 30, Little Falls, of one count of felony domestic assault.

On May 15, 2013, Little Falls police officers responded to a report of a fight on 10th Street Southwest. When they arrived, they saw a woman sitting in the back yard, crying, and a man, later identified as Hart, in the front of the house with no shirt on and who appeared to be intoxicated. There was also a lot of yelling inside the residence.

The officers were then dispatched to St. Gabriel’s Hospital for a report of an assault victim.

The victim had a large cut on her lip, blood on her shirt and face and she complained of pain in her right leg.

The victim told the officers she had been at a party at the residence the officers had just left. She said her boyfriend, Hart, had beaten her up, accusing her of being unfaithful.

The victim said she denied his allegations and that Hart had become upset. She said he struck her in the face and she fell to the ground. Hart then kicked her several times.

An examination of Hart’s criminal history shows he was previously convicted of domestic assault Nov. 16, 2005, in Morrison County and again Oct. 5, 2007, in Hennepin County.

Hart was sentenced to 21 months in the St. Cloud prison, stayed for five years plus 164 days in jail with credit for the 164 days already served. He was fined $3,739.04 and given five years of supervised probation.

Dismissed against Hart was one felony count each of domestic assault and third degree assault resulting in bodily harm. Morrison County Assistant Attorney Todd Kosovich said the two counts were dismissed because he pleaded guilty to the one assault.