Rochester man pleads guilty to Mower County stalking

Jeffrey Podolske
Jeffrey Podolske

Woman says he destroyed a truck she was buying.

Posted: Sep 20, 2019 4:00 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – A Rochester man is pleading guilty to stalking a woman in Mower County.

Jeffrey Charles Podolske, 53, was arrested in July and charged with felony stalking and 1st degree criminal damage to property. A woman told the Mower County Sheriff’s Office that Podolske had violated a restraining order by repeatedly sending her text messages and had threatened to kill her.

The woman also accused Podolske of destroying a vehicle she was in the process of buying by repeatedly ramming it with his pickup truck.

Podolske entered a guilty plea Friday to felony stalking. His sentencing is scheduled for January 2, 2020.

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