UPDATE: Man pleads guilty to 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: Aug. 2, 2022 at 3:31 PM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - The man accused of stabbing a woman while driving together in a vehicle, forcing the woman to jump out has pleaded guilty in the case.

28-year-old Tyler Mollner is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and theft. He’s pleaded guilty to all three charges.

Witnesses say they saw a woman jump out of an old red van on 42nd St. S., on Feb. 12, while the van was still moving at about 30 miles per hour.

Police were dispatched shortly after 11:30 p.m., where documents say officers found the victim “bloody and hysterical.”

Court documents say the victim was sleeping in the van when Mollner began yelling at her and then 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.

Along with the stab wounds, documents say the victim had several cuts including one on her neck that almost reached her spine.

Moorhead Police responded to 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.

Mollner will be sentenced on Oct. 3.

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