One sentenced to jail in NYM assault casePublished 11:18am Wednesday, August 21, 2013
One of two men who were involved in assaulting a man in a ditch in New York Mills was sentenced Aug. 20 in Otter Tail County District Court.
David Wilson Powell, 22, of Perham, was sentenced to 90 days in jail for felony third-degree assault. He pleaded guilty July 15. In exchange for the plea, four felony counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, one felony count of third-degree assault and one gross misdemeanor count of fifth-degree assault were dismissed.
Casey Wayne Parmeter, 19, of New York Mills, was charged with felony third-degree assault, felony aiding an offender to avoid arrest and two misdemeanor counts of fifth-degree assault. His next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 9.
According to the criminal complaint, an argument got out of control in a vehicle with Powell, Parmeter and two other men June 27. Three of the men allegedly pulled the other man out of the car and beat him up. Parmeter reportedly told authorities he was the driver.
The victim was reportedly hit at least three times, and a 1-1/2 to 2-foot metal pipe was used. He had two deep cuts on his face and at least one of his eyes was swollen shut, the report says.
Authorities were unable to locate the third man involved in the assault, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Powell was also convicted for gross misdemeanor fourth-degree assault Sept. 24, 2010.