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Man who rushed cop with knife sentenced

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A Cottage Grove man who ran at a cop while wielding a knife and pepper spray was convicted of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.


James Lee Andrew Ott, 29, was sentenced July 11 to seven years probation, 180 days in jail and other terms, after he pleaded guilty to felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. The charge stemmed from a Sept. 28, 2013, incident in Cottage Grove.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Washington County District Court:

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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