Matthew Burton Brown, 35, St. Paul was convicted of two of three counts of felony second degree assault in Morrison County District Court. A third second-degree felony assault charge was dismissed.

The charges stem from a July 26, 2020 incident, when law enforcement responded to a stabbing report at a bar in Pierz.

At the scene, witnesses led officers to three people with stab wounds, who were all transported to the hospital.

Multiple witness reportedly said Brown was at the bar with his girlfriend, who knocked over a table spilling some drinks, which led to a fight.

Each stabbing victim stated being injured during the fight and two of the victims described a man consistent with Brown’s description.

On the scene, an officer placed Brown in handcuffs, having been identified by a victim as the suspect.

However, Brown denied the allegations and the officer was asked to provide medical support to the victims, so he uncuffed Brown, needing to responding to the scene and to having proof that he was the suspect.

Later, officers located Brown.

Brown was given five years of supervised probation. If he violates the terms of his probation, he faces 21 months and 33 months in prison for the felony convictions.

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