An Andover man was sentenced Sept. 20 in Anoka County District Court on a felony domestic assault conviction.
Tyler John Shultz was jailed for 230 days, but given credit for 140 days already served. A 21-month prison sentence was stayed as long as he does not violate the terms of a five-year probation, which includes going through domestic abuse counseling and treatment or anger counseling and obeying a domestic no contact order. He was also fined $50.
According to the criminal complaint, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office 11:32 p.m. May 3 responded to an Andover home on the 16600 block of Eldorado Street NW, where Shultz’ girlfriend told police that he grabbed her arm and threatened to beat her head with a hammer he keeps in his vehicle and that he would take everyone in the home hostage if anyone called police.
This was not the first death threats he had made, according to the complaint. She informed deputies that he had threatened to kill her and her family weekly, including saying he would slit her little brother’s throat.
Shultz was convicted of fifth-degree assault March 2005 in Anoka County and July 2007 in Isanti County, of terroristic threats March 2009 in Isanti County and domestic assault February 2009 in Anoka County. There is also a pending case of violating an order for protection out of St. Louis County, according to the complaint.
Shultz originally faced a second felony charge of terroristic threats in this most recent incident, but it was dismissed at sentencing.
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