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Forum staff reports, Published February 27 2013

Fargo man sentenced in cornfield incident

MOORHEAD – A Fargo man was sentenced Wednesday to about five months in jail after pleading guilty to charges linked to an incident last fall in which he was accused of swerving his car at his girlfriend several times, forcing her to hide in a cornfield.

Jonathon Lee Kinney, 32, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of making terroristic threats as part of a plea deal that sentenced him to five years of supervised probation, a suspended prison term of one year and one day and 150 days in jail, with credit for four days already served.

A charge of second-degree assault was dismissed when he pleaded guilty Jan. 7.

The complaint against Kinney alleged that on Sept. 10, he and his girlfriend were arguing in his car, and he told her he had a gun in the car.

When she got out of the car, he took her phone away, then got back in the car and swerved toward her five or six times, court records alleged.