Gillett Grove man sentenced for meth possession; domestic case continues

Gillett Grove man sentenced for meth possession; domestic case continues
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A Gillett Grove man arrested in November following a reported domestic dispute was sentenced February 15 in district court for possessing meth the night of his arrest.

A Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy were responding to a residence in the 3100 block of 440th Street for the reported incident involving Dale Koenig, 61. The deputy found methamphetamine on Koenig during his arrest.

A criminal complaint states Koenig confirmed the substance was meth and that he had used some.

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Koenig was sentenced to serve 48 hours in the Clay County Jail with credit for time served. He was also ordered to pay fines and associated costs.

A pretrial conference on other charges Koenig faces in connection to the November incident is scheduled for February 27 in magistrate court. In that case, Koenig faces counts of fifth-degree criminal mischief and domestic abuse assault.

According to a criminal complaint, Koenig punched a victim in the stomach and broke out the front-passenger headlight of a vehicle.

The complaint states Koenig told the deputy he and the victim did fight but denied punching the victim. He admitted to breaking the headlight.

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