Amboy Woman Pleads Down Charges and Receives a Stayed Sentence on Charges She Pointed A Crossbow at a Man

An Amboy woman received a stayed jail sentence this month after pleading down to a gross misdemeanor harassment charge.

Forty three year old Sarah Marie Eccles won’t serve a 364 day jail sentence if she completes one year of unsupervised probation.  She received the sentence in Blue Earth County District Court in early August.

Eccles’ case stems from a May 2022 incident in which a man accused her of pointing a crossbow at him.  She was initially charged with felony second degree assault and misdemeanor reckless use of a dangerous weapon.

The assault charge was lowered to gross misdemeanor harassment causing reasonable fear of substantial body harm, while the reckless use of a dangerous weapon charge was dismissed.