Former UMD football player qualifies for court diversion program
A former University of Minnesota Duluth football player has qualified for a court program that will allow two felony charges of damaging property to be dismissed if he pays restitution and follows the rules of Arrowhead...
A former University of Minnesota Duluth football player has qualified for a court program that will allow two felony charges of damaging property to be dismissed if he pays restitution and follows the rules of Arrowhead
Kiel Wolden Schock, 21, a backup linebacker on UMD's Division II national champion team last season, was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal damage to property. Duluth attorney David Keegan filed a request that Schock be considered for the St. Louis County adult diversion program.
The goals of the program are to minimize recidivism and to promote the collection of restitution to the victim. An offender is considered for the program only after input has been obtained from the victim and law enforcement. No one who commits a drug, traffic or burglary offense is eligible for the program.
In this case Schock is required to pay $1,272.18 in restitution for the damage he caused.
Schock and Rice Lake, Wis., high school football teammate Timothy Dane Hovde, 22, of Birchwood, Wis., were accused of breaking windows and causing other damage to a parked vehicle on July 24. According to court records, Hovde will be in court on Oct. 26 for his role in the crime.
The crime is classified as a felony because the damage exceeded $1,000.
Schock had been suspended for violating team rules at the time of the damage to property. He later was dismissed from the team. According to court records, Schock was charged on July 13 with two counts of driving while intoxicated and for failure to drive in a single lane during an incident on May 8. He was fined $1,610.