Man who stabbed another with screwdriver gets 30 months in prison [UPDATED]Published 4:48am Monday, August 19, 2013 Updated 6:52am Monday, August 19, 2013
A Fergus Falls man who stabbed another man with a screwdriver was sentenced to 30 months in prison Aug. 15.
Richard Abraham Rouleau, 31, was sentenced in Otter Tail County District Court for felony third-degree assault. He pleaded guilty June 25. In exchange for the plea, an additional count of felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon was dismissed.
According to the criminal complaint, Rouleau stabbed another man with a 5-to-6-inch screwdriver March 20, leaving quarter-inch wounds to the neck and back of the victim. Rouleau and a woman allegedly followed the victim to a friend’s house in the 500 block of Linden Avenue after being at a bar.
A search of Rouleau’s criminal history includes convictions for burglary, controlled substance violations, failing to register as a sex offender and a conviction in 2010 for stabbing a Fergus Falls resident in the arm with a box cutter.