MN Man Found Guilty of Assault with a Deadly Weapon during Repossession

smokng_gunMorrison County, MN – March 20, 2015 – 55-year old Kenneth Jedlicki was found guilty of one count of Assault in the 2nd Degree (Dangerous Weapon) after a July 2014 incident in which he held a shotgun against the head of a Repo Man and threatening to kill him.

A Morrison County Jury deliberated for 3 hours and 40 minutes on Friday before returning a verdict finding 55-year old Kenneth Jedlicki of Morrill Township guilty of one count of Assault in the 2nd Degree (Dangerous Weapon).

Jedlicki was found not guilty of a second count of Assault 2. Jedlicki was convicted of holding a shotgun to a Repo Man’s head and threatening to kill him.

On July 27, 2014 Repossessors Inc. employee Paul Muenzhuber arrived at Jedlicki’s property to repossess his Chevy Equinox. With him was tow truck driver Chris Edman. Jedlicki drove up as the car was being hooked to the tow truck and used his own pickup truck to block the tow truck.

Jedlicki rushed past Muenzhuber, telling him “you’re dead.”  Muenzhuber began to run. When Edman started to run, Jedlicki held a shotgun to his back and told him to get on his knees.

Jedlicki ordered Muenzhuber to return or he would shoot Edman. When Muenzhuber did not move quickly enough, Jedlicki had Edman lay on the ground and put the barrel of the gun on the back of Edman’s head.

Jedlicki told Muenzhuber that he would count to three and then shoot Edman unless he came back to where Jedlicki was standing over Edman.

Muenzhuber and Edman eventually convinced Jedlicki to let them leave his property. Jedlicki will be sentenced in April. Assault in the 2nd Degree using a firearm has a mandatory sentence of 36 months in prison.

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