Guilty Plea From Rochester Woman Who Ran Over Boyfriend
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A plea agreement has been worked out with a Rochester woman who was accused of running over her boyfriend with her car.
38-year-old Jolene Schultz has entered a guilty plea to a second-degree assault charge. In exchange, Olmsted County prosecutors agreed to drop another felony assault charge and two misdemeanor domestic assault charges.
The criminal complaint against Schultz alleged she intentionally struck her boyfriend with her vehicle on February 9th following a verbal altercation at her apartment. Her boyfriend told Rochester Police the incident occurred after he left her residence and walked to the parking lot of a nearby business where he had arranged to be picked up by his father.
The man told police that while he was waiting, Schultz drove into the parking lot and "gunned" her vehicle in his direction. The court document says the man indicated he attempted to jump out of the way, but was still struck by the vehicle, which ran over the lower half of his body. The man also told police that Schultz then got out of her car and punched him "numerous times with a closed fist in the face" before she got back into her vehicle and sped away.
When police responded, they found the man in the 4100 block of East Frontage Road along Highway 52 with rips on his pants, along with bruising and road rash on his legs. The criminal complaint indicates the man was transported to a local medical care facility to be treated for a broken ankle.
Schultz is scheduled to be sentenced in January.