Albert Lea Level 3 offender charged with throwing urine at jail sergeant

Published 8:44 pm Tuesday, January 29, 2019

An Albert Lea Level 3 offender who allegedly threw urine on a Freeborn County jail sergeant earlier this month has been charged with a felony in Freeborn County District Court.

Travis Kyle Mayer

Travis Kyle Mayer, 30, is charged with fourth-degree assault.

Court documents state the sergeant was passing out lunch Jan. 11 at the jail when he arrived at the holding cell where Mayer was. After reportedly passing a tray through the small opening inside the main door of Mayer’s cell, Mayer allegedly “tossed a liquid out of the door on (the) victim,” court documents state.

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Mayer’s first appearance was Tuesday. His next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 7.

Mayer is in custody after he was arrested on one count of engaging in electronic communication relating or describing sexual conduct with a child and one count of distributing via electronic communication material that relates to or describes sexual conduct with a child.

He was charged after allegedly exchanging sexual text and video messages with a 15-year-old girl and threatening to send her images to other people over the internet.

A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for April 5, and a jury trial is scheduled to begin April 9, if the case has not been settled by then.

Mayer is classified as a Level 3 offender, an offender with the highest risk of reoffending.


See what happened last night in the PM report here.


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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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