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Prison sentence for man who choked his girlfriend

Samuel Carlson

Rochester man arrested in June.

Posted: Oct 15, 2018 7:03 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man who admitted to trying to strangle his girlfriend is going to prison.
Samuel Alexander Carlson, 37 of Rochester, pleaded guilty to one count of domestic assault and two counts of violating a no contact order. Olmsted County sheriff’s deputies arrested Carlson on June 10 after they say he repeatedly assaulted his girlfriend and threatened to kill her.
On Monday, Carlson was sentenced to three years and three months for the assault charge and one years and one day for violating the no contact orders. Those sentences will be served consecutively for a total of four years, three months, and one day. Carlson will get credit for 127 days already served.

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