Prison sentence for Mower County abduction

Joseph Mallan
Joseph Mallan

Reached plea deal in April 2018 incident that led to a high-speed chase.

Posted: Jan 4, 2019 3:32 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – A man accused of abducting a woman is going to prison.

Joseph Henry Mallan, 35 of Austin, pleaded guilty to felony domestic assault and escape from custody. He was arrested in April 2018 after Austin police said he kidnapped a woman and held her captive during a car chase that reached speeds of up to 80 miles per hour.

Mallan reached a plea deal with Mower County prosecutors in August 2018 and charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, and felling a peace officer in a motor vehicle were dismissed.

Mallan was sentenced Friday to three years in prison, with credit for 264 days already served.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 50°
Albert Lea
Overcast
48° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 48°
Austin
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 52°
Charles City
Scattered Clouds
50° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 50°
Rochester
Overcast
48° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 44°
A mild weekend with a few rain drops on Saturday
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Ethnic Lunch Newsroom Liveshot

Image

Chris' 10 PM Weather Forecast

Image

Sports Overtime, highlights and scores from Friday

Image

Clear Lake donut shop best in state

Image

Homelessness experienced to raise funds and awareness

Image

Battle of the Badges: rib eating contest

Image

Secretariat Statue Unveiled

Image

Kavars Trial: Guilty Verdict

Image

Cabin Coffee looks to expand in Southeastern MN

Image

DMC talks circulators

Community Events