On December 26, Thomas Daniel O’Connell, 30, of Rochester, appeared before District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat. O’Connell is charged with Terroristic Threats – Reckless Disregard Risk, a felony with a maximum criminal penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. On or about December 24, the defendant was allegedly being belligerent at a residence in Spring Valley. When officers arrived, the defendant was allegedly non-compliant, physically combative, and verbally combative (to everyone), including threatening “murder,” to “kill,” and “bury” every one.
On December 26, Kyle Jay Nelton-Gilow, 29, of Winona, appeared before District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat. Nelton-Gilow is charged with Assault – 2nd Degree – Dangerous Weapon and Domestic Assault – Commits Act With Intent to Cause Fear. Both are felonies. The first carries a maximum criminal penalty of seven years in prison and/or a $14,000 fine, the second a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. On or about December 25, a Rushford police officer was summoned to the Kwik Trip. Allegedly, amidst an argument, the defendant tried to run over his significant other with a vehicle. Two witnesses allegedly verified this.