ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man accused of abducting a woman gets a month in jail.
44-year-old Terry Jay Cowden of Stewartville was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center, followed by five years of supervised probation. Cowden must also pay a $1,000 fine or perform 100 hours of community work service.
He was arrested in July after the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office say Cowden attacked a woman at a Stewartville bar, forced her to get in his car, and took her to La Crosse, Wisconsin. Authorities say Cowden had a rifle during the incident and held a knife to the woman’s throat.
Cowden pleaded guilty to one count of threats of violence. Charges of 2nd degree assault, false imprisonment, and two count of domestic assault were dismissed.