On January 2, Brittany Louise McHan, 28 of Spring Valley, appeared before District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat. McHan is charged with 2nd Degree Assault – Dangerous Weapon, a felony with a maximum criminal penalty of seven years in prison, a $14,000 fine, or both. On or about January 1, within the city of Spring Valley, a Fillmore County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a domestic disturbance. The defendant allegedly assaulted multiple people, including hitting one victim in the face with a beer bottle. Said victim had the physical signs of said trauma (3/4 inch to 1-inch laceration). A third witness corroborated the alleged assaults. The defendant allegedly confessed to hitting the victim with a beer bottle.
On January 2, Rickford Rehmann Munger, 64 of Preston, appeared before District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat. Munger is charged with 22 felonies, 11 counts of Possessing Pornographic Work by Registered Predatory Offender and 11 counts of Possess Pornographic Work – Computer Disk/Electronic/Magnetic/Optical Image With Porn. Each of the first 11 counts carry maximum penalties of 10 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. The second 11 counts each carry maximum criminal penalties of five years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine. On or about July 11, the Rochester Police executed a search warrant on the defendant’s apartment (for an unrelated matter). The search allegedly resulted in multiple electronic devices and digital items being seized. An analysis of the items allegedly revealed (but was not limited to) suspected child pornography including 11 total videos/pictures. Also allegedly discovered was a how-to video to access child pornography, information on how to access the dark web in anonymity and anonymously, and a list of hyperlinks to several pornography websites. Said evidence was provided to the Preston Police Department, as it relates to one of their cases. Munger’s criminal history is lengthy. He was charged with felony Interfere With Privacy (Previous Conviction) as recently as July 2019, for peeping in windows. He was convicted for felony Interfere With Privacy – Enter Home/Stare/Peep in Window in August 2017. Munger is on the Minnesota sex offender registry.