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...