Maple man sentenced to two years in prison for assault
A Maple man has been sentenced to two years behind bars for a May 2014 domestic dispute that left a victim with more than a dozen stitches. Nicholas Fredrick Krivinchuk, 26, pleaded no contest in October in Douglas County Circuit Court to charges...
A Maple man has been sentenced to two years behind bars for a May 2014 domestic dispute that left a victim with more than a dozen stitches.
Nicholas Fredrick Krivinchuk, 26, pleaded no contest in October in Douglas County Circuit Court to charges of felony aggravated battery and threats to injure or accuse of a crime. Charges of criminal damage to property, armed robbery and two counts of domestic abuse disorderly conduct were dismissed.
In January, Krivinchuk filed a motion to withdraw his plea, but the motion was denied Monday and Krivinchuk was sentenced. He faces two years in prison and two years of extended supervision. He also was ordered to undergo a chemical dependency evaluation, seek and obtain a GED, provide a DNA sample, pay $2,349 restitution and have no contact with the victims or their residence.
Krivinchuk already has served nearly a year in custody at the Douglas County Jail. Those 318 days will be credited on his sentence.
According to the criminal complaint:
Krivinchuk came to the victim's house demanding money from her. He slammed the victim into a car and ran into the house seeking money. The two fought for about half an hour. The victim's son grabbed a phone but Krivinchuk told the boy he would kill him if he called police. Then he held down the boy, took the phone and smashed it.
As the fight escalated, the son grabbed a sickle to protect his mother. Krivinchuk grabbed the sickle and hit the victim in the forehead with the handle of the implement. Krivinchuk then grabbed the victim's wallet and car keys, and fled in her car.
The victim was transported by ambulance to a Duluth hospital for treatment of a large laceration.