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Moose Lake Star Gazette 

MSOP resident charged in stabbing


Mauro Flores, 32, who was an offender at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP), was sentenced to 21 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud after being convicted on one count of assault on another offender.

According to the Moose Lake Police Department report, on October 4, 2014, Flores was sitting and talking to another offender at MSOP and became agitated. Flores went to his room and returned with an object and proceeded to stab the other offender on the neck with the object.

An officer observed the actions of Flores on video, and he was arrested and charged with assault in the third degree and terroristic threats, both felonies.

After searching Flores, the officer found tweezers with blood on them and deduced Flores used the tweezers to stab the victim.

The victim told the officer Flores was angry because he would not make “hooch” with him.

Flores appeared in Carlton County Court in front of Judge Robert Macaulay on November 26, 2014, and pleaded guilty to both charges.

Flores appeared again on January 7 and amended his plea to guilty on the assault charge.

Judge Macaulay convicted him on the assault charge and dismissed the terroristic threat charge. Flores was sentenced to serve 21 months at the prison in St. Cloud, and ordered to pay $310 in fines and restitution.

Flores has past charges from when he lived near St. James, Minnesota, for assault and criminal sexual conduct in the third degree.


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