Indy man sentenced for threats [UPDATED]Published 10:07am Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Updated 12:09pm Wednesday, March 13, 2013
An Indianapolis man who allegedly threatened to stab a man last October was sentenced Friday in Otter Tail County District Court.
Christian Duarte-Lopes, 20, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to 30 days in Otter Tail County Jail and four years of supervised probation for one felony count of terroristic threats. Duarte-Lopes pleaded guilty Dec. 18, 2012. As part of a disposition, a felony first-degree burglary of an occupied dwelling charge was dismissed.
According to the criminal complaint, Duarte-Lopes and a man (also from Indianapolis) he worked with on a tower construction crew got into a mutual fight in the parking lot of the Comfort Zone Inn in Rothsay on the evening of Oct. 23, 2012.
When Duarte-Lopes made an aggressive move toward the man during the fight, the man punched Duarte-Lopes about five times, according to the report. Duarte-Lopes had bruising on his face and a swollen left eye, the report says.
The man said he went to his motel room when the fight was over, but a minute later he reportedly heard kicking and pounding on the door.
It was allegedly Duarte-Lopes who, according to the man’s account in the report, said he was going to stab him and kill his family members once they returned home to Indianapolis. The man called 911 and said Duarte-Lopes had a knife, the report says. Duarte-Lopes was handcuffed in the motel hallway; a long, wooden dowel was in the right sleeve of Duarte-Lopes’ sweatshirt, which was taken into evidence, according to the complaint.