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A propane company supervisor recently was convicted of misdemeanor assault for attacking an employee who flipped him off last summer.
A jury convicted John Wilkinson, a supervisor for Ferrellgas, of fourth-degree assault last week after a one-day trial Stevens County, said Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen.
Wilkinson was in the back lot at the Ferrellgas office on Aug. 26 when an employee “made a vulgar sign to him with his middle finger” and Wilkinson got out of his truck and confronted him, Rasmussen said in his weekly column.
The men argued, and the employee ended up with bruises on his neck that he said were caused by Wilkinson shoving him up against a wall and choking him. The fight was related to an incident two days earlier, Rasmussen said.
The jury deliberated about 45 minutes before convicting Wilkinson, who was represented by Peter Jones. Lech Radzimski prosecuted the case.
Past employees are expected to speak at Wilkinson’s sentencing, which is scheduled for Jan. 5.
Rasmussen wrote about the trial in his weekly column. Read the entire column by clicking the link below.
What do David Miller, John C. Cooney, Dallas Cooney; Christian Phelps, Ronnie Rae, Frank Cikutovich, Paul Mack, Frank Bartoletta, John Clark, Rob Cossey, Tony Hazel, Jared Cordts and Larry Steinmetz have in common, other than law degrees?
All apparently donated to a Guatemalan orphanage supported by Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen.
Two Stevens County judges have asked the state bar association to investigate, saying they are concerned about Rasmussen’s practice of encouraging defense attorneys to contribute to the fund.
They submitted a copy of a February 2009 telephone message from Miller that says: “He had a good month. Does your charity need anything?” Miller said this week that he was “really offended” by the complaint.
Read John Craig’s story here.