UPDATE: Man sentenced for stabbing woman who later jumped out of vehicle to safety

Tyler Mollner
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Published: Feb. 15, 2022 at 6:08 PM CST|Updated: Oct. 3, 2022 at 11:04 AM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - A Fargo man has been sentenced to spend more than 10 years in prison after stabbing a woman in February.

28-year-old Tyler Mollner pleaded guilty to attempted murder, aggravated assault and theft in early August. On Monday morning, a Cass County judge sentenced Mollner to 20 years in prison. Mollner will be first eligible for parole after 13 years.

The charges stem from a Feb. 12 incident after a flood of witnesses called police after they say they saw a woman jump out of an old red van on 42nd St. S. while the van was still moving at about 30 mph. When police arrived, documents say they found the victim “bloody and hysterical.”

Court documents say the victim was sleeping in the van when Mollner began yelling at her and threw her phone out the window. Mollner then stabbed her in the shoulder and back, according to the criminal complaint. The victim stated she tried defend herself from by punching Mollner, however, he continued to attack her.

When the victim asked for Mollner to stop, he told her, “No, I’m going to kill you.” The victim says that’s when she decided to jump out of the vehicle in fear of her life.

Moorhead Police responded to a report of a man in a van throwing away items shortly after the stabbing. Officers found the woman’s wallet and a bloodied kitchen knife in the trash, documents stated. Police arrested Mollner two days later at a gas station in south Fargo while he was in a stolen vehicle, according to court documents.

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