Cole lee Peters


A jury took only a few hours to find Cole Lee Peters guilty of attempted murder and gross sexual imposition.

Cole Peters was found guilty on two class AA felony counts of gross sexual imposition, a class A felony count of attempted murder, class C felony counts of felonious restraint, terrorizing and domestic violence causing a serious injury.

The case was handed to the jury on Thursday, Oct. 14, returning in less than four hours with the guilty verdict.

Peters was arrested Dec. 28 after a woman told police he had repeatedly attacked her in a room at the Prairie Suites Motel, according to a news release from the Williams County Sheriff’s Office. Police found the woman when she ran a stop sign while driving herself to the hospital.

A judge declared a mistrial in August after a procedural issue during jury selection. The second attempt at a trial began Monday, Sept. 20.

Sentencing in the case is scheduled for January 2022.

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