By Teri Knight, News Director
A Northfield man was sentenced to 17 months in the St. Cloud prison. On Friday, 34-year-old Marc Lewis Anthony was sentenced for multiple violations of domestic abuse while on probation (for previous domestic abuse charges) as well as storing methamphetamine in the presence of a child. In 2017 he hit and choked his 32-week-pregnant girlfriend. Since that time, he’s racked up three more criminal convictions. Anthony will get credit for 140 days already spent in jail, and will serve all sentences concurrently. Anthony has an extensive criminal history that dates back to 2003.
Carleton student charged with felony assault of ex-girlfriend
A Carleton College student is charged with felony domestic assault. According to the criminal complaint, 20-year-old Bowen Cummings Walder of New York is accused of strangling and assaulting his former girlfriend in a dorm room. Late Sunday afternoon, Northfield police were called to the campus where the ex-girlfriend [KAK], her roommate and a school official were waiting to report the incident. KAK said that she and Walder broke up three weeks ago but on Saturday they were hanging out. While on their way to his room, they passed a young woman the defendant had been having sex with. The young woman was in the hallway feeling sick. When KAK and Walder got to his room, the sick woman called Walder for help but he ignored it. KAK answered the call and went to help her while Walder allegedly stood by laughing. KAK said Walder was upset with her and proceeded to strangle her three different times as she fought him off. The responding police officer took photos of her injuries, including bruising on both knees and marks around her neck. When police talked to him on Sunday, Walder said he didn’t intend to hurt her. The felony charge has a sentence of up to three years. He’s also charged with three misdemeanors including disorderly conduct. Bail was set at $2,000 with conditions. His initial court appearance is June 12, 2019. At this time, he remains in the Rice County Jail. Walder complaint
ADUs on Northfield Council agenda
The Northfield City Council meets tonight. On the agenda is the second reading of the revised Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADUs) ordinance. After receiving considerably more input from the community regarding the ordinance that was first presented by the Planning Commission, there have been several discussions and changes: the requirement that the ADU must be owner occupied, better definition regarding the size of the dwelling, and the ADUs must be compatible with the surrounding neighborhood. Also on the agenda are items related to the depot and transit hub including a budget amendment and ordering plans and specs for the construction of a parking lot on the Q-Block. The improvement will provide the necessary ADA access to the depot building to allow for the final certificate of occupancy. The council will also vote to approve asking for state bonding dollars for the transit hub itself. The meetings begin at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend. Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig will be in studio tomorrow morning at 7:20 a.m. with a recap of the entire meeting.