Babbitt Man Pleads Guilty in Assault Case Involving Toddler

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Babbitt Man Pleads Guilty in Assault Case Involving Toddler

September 10, 2012 Updated Sep 10, 2012 at 6:33 PM CDT

(Northland's NewsCenter) ---A Babbitt man who stabbed a 3-year-old girl during a stand off with police last January has pleaded guilty to four felony assaults.

Derek Klingfus pleaded guilty to one count of assault in the First Degree, and three counts of assault in the Second Degree in court on Monday.

On January 24th, Babbitt Police Officer, Jon Shenett shot and wounded 27-year-old Klingfus as he held a toddler hostage at knife point.

Klingfus will be sentenced on Oct. 11.

Police reports indicate when Shenett responded to the home, Klingfus was holding a child and threatening her with a knife.

Shenett responded according to policy procedures giving verbal instructions and using his tazer before discharging his gun.

The toddler was treated for two stab wounds at a hospital in Ely.

Jennifer Walch
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