MSOP attacker pleads guilty


May 26, 2023

A former inmate of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program facility in Moose Lake pleaded guilty Monday to attempted second-degree murder.

Just over three weeks after viciously attacking a security counselor at the facility, Nicolas Ladell Aron-Jones, 29, pleaded guilty in Carlton County District Court to the most serious of four charges against him. Under the terms of the plea agreement, the other charges of first-, second- and fourth-degree assault will be dismissed.

According to the criminal complaint filed on May 3, Aron-Jones placed the motor from a fan inside a pillowcase and swung it at a se...

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