Kenneth Perry Jr. assaulted sister with can of beans, could face year behind bars
Perry Jr. was initially charged with two felonies before pleading guilty to a gross misdemeanor.
Politicians in D.C. and St. Paul have spent a lot of time recently talking about banning semi-automatic firearms in hopes of curbing violent crime -- but as the story of Kenneth Perry Jr. suggests, where there's a will, there's a way.
Perry Jr., a 26-year-old Cloquent resident, could face a year behind bars after pleading guilty last week to assaulting his sister with a can of beans, of all things.
On June 29, 2012, the Cloquet Police Department was dispatched to a home on the 1500 block of Avenue C regarding a domestic disturbance. When they responded, they learned that Kenneth Perry had thrown a can of chili beans at his sister's head, causing a gash in her forehead that required several stitches.
"The can of chili beans is considered a dangerous weapon when thrown from close range," the complaint said.
Perry Jr. pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor domestic assault, which normally results in a stayed jail sentence. But because Perry Jr. pleaded guilty to three counts of domestic assault in 2008, he could face up to a year behind bars.
Chili beans apparently can pack a punch in more ways than one, if you catch our drift.
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