Man charged with assault at Salvation Army warming center

(ABC 6 News) – Justin Milsap was sentenced to four days at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Monday, with credit for the four days he had served between the incident Friday and Monday, Dec. 12.

(ABC 6 News) – A man is facing a charge of 5th-degree assault after allegedly breaking a coffee mug or jar over another man’s head while both were staying at the Salvation Army’s Warming Center Friday.

Rochester police responded to the Center at 200 4th Street SE at about 2:55 a.m. Friday and were told that Justin Milsap, 30, had assaulted another resident and then left the shelter.

Police located Milsap at the corner of 2nd Street SE and Civic Center Drive, and took him into custody without incident.

According to Milsap and witnesses, the victim, a 43-year-old man also staying at the warming center, had annoyed Milsap and then tried to sit by him at a dining room table.

Milsap allegedly kicked the chair the man planned to sit in, causing him to spill coffee on himself, then smashed a coffee vessel on his face.

The victim was taken to the hospital via Mayo Clinic Ambulance with minor injuries.

According to Rochester police, Milsap said he “knew he messed up,” so he left the Warming Center at that time.