A St. Paul man has been sentenced to two years in prison after he punched an Oakdale woman in the face during a July 28 incident in Oakdale.
Terry Lee Sheffler, 32, was convicted of domestic assault.
Police had been called to the home at the 3800 block of Granada Lane earlier in the night on a report of a fight between two men, and one man, identified at Sheffler, later returned and forced his way into the home, according to the criminal complaint.
The victim and her friend came home to find several items—including a lamp, mirror and television—damaged, the complaint says.
She then asked Sheffler to leave, and he followed her upstairs and punched her in the left eye with a closed fist, according to the complaint. She told police she was scared he might kill her.
Oakdale police found Sheffler walking a short distance from the home.
This spring, he was charged with domestic assault involving the same woman, and has two prior domestic assault-related convictions on his record.