Man Gets Probation after Dismissal of Four Felony Counts

Written By: Glenn Bruder | Published On: 14th November 2012

On October 24, a St. Paul man was sentenced to 28 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to two counts of third degree assault.

Toby Terrell Rogers, 40, was first charged with two counts of third degree assault and three counts of felony domestic assault. He was also charged with a single count of domestic assault by strangulation after he allegedly beat up his girlfriend who was pregnant, her mother, and her son.

The act allegedly took place in a drunken rage.

Timothy D. Wermager, the Dakota County Judge overseeing the case, dismissed all of the domestic assault charges in exchange for a guilty plea to assault. The judge also stayed the five year prison sentence, which means that Rogers will not go to prison as long as he obeys the law until 2017.

Other conditions of Rogers’ probation includes a domestic abuse and chemical dependency evaluation, possible treatment for chemical dependency, medications to be prescribed, provide a DNA sample, no contact with the victims, no possession of any dangerous weapons or firearms, and No alcohol or drug possession until 2017.

This outcome does not suggest that a 2005 fifth degree domestic assault conviction or his 2012 conviction of violating a domestic abuse no-contact had any influence on his sentence.