By WCCO Staff
July 17, 2023 / 2:59 PM / CBS Minnesota
CARLTON COUNTY, Minn. -- A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 years and four months in prison after pleading guilty to brutally assaulting a staff member at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake earlier this year.
On May 1, Aron-Jones struck a security counselor in the back of the head with a pillowcase containing a fan motor as the staffer was making his rounds. The counselor fell on the ground, and Aron-Jones hit struck him several more times with the motor, before stomping on his head eight times. He was eventually subdued with the help of a chemical spray.
He was heard by staff yelling, "I was going to kill that motherf***er."
The counselor suffered multiple injuries in the attack, including a traumatic subarachnoid hematoma, which is bleeding around the brain. He was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital.
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According to court documents, Nicolas Aron-Jones took a plea deal that included him pleading guilty to second-degree attempted murder. He was given credit for 78 days' time served.
Aron-Jones had been committed as a sexually dangerous person in 2015.
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First published on July 17, 2023 / 2:59 PM
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