Wells Man Sentenced on 2 Charges After Threatening a Man, Decapitating a Kitten and Driving Drunk

A Wells man who threatened a man, decapitated a kitten and drove drunk has been sentenced on two charges.


Thirty-year-old Jacob Herman spent 60 days in jail after six charges were filed against him last October in Faribault County District Court.


According to the court complaint, Herman sent hundreds of threatening messages to a man who bough everyone but him drinks at a bar in Wells, including one message that included a video of Herman decapitating a kitten.  A few days later, he drove drunk and crashed into a power pole.


Herman pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor DWI and to a terroristic threats charge that will be reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor if he completes the terms of his release.


He was sentenced to time served and three years probation in the threats case.  For the DWI, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail or home detention with credit for 40 days already served.  He was also ordered to pay $12,000 in restitution and to complete a treatment program.