LaSarge Guilty of 2009 New Year’s Day Stabbing
Teri LaSarge, 21, pleaded guilty Monday to a 2009 New Year’s Day stabbing in Sandstone.
LaSarge was originally charged with first and second degree assault and faced over 20 years in prison. However, she pleaded guilty to an amended count of third degree assault.
Sentencing is set for March 23rd, however, the plea agreement caps jail time at 120 days. The agreement also places LaSarge on probation for five years and pay restitution.
According to the criminal complaint, LaSarge and Penie Robertson were celebrating the new year at Wild Waters in Danbury, Wisconsin. They continued the celebration at a Sandstone residence. LaSarge admitted in court, that’s where the two got into a physical altercation with Robertson.
LaSarge says that Robertson “tackled” her twice. She said that she then stabbed Robertson with a knife less than six inches long, but admitted her actions went beyond self-defense.
Robertson was stabbed in the neck and was hospitalized.
Following the stabbing, LaSarge’s boyfriend threw the knife in a river and hid her bloody clothes in his garage.
The two then drove down to the Twin Cities and stayed in a motel the remained of the night. They were arrested on their way back to Pine County.