A St. Paul man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for first-degree attempted murder after being arrested for a hit-and-run in Credit River Township last year.

Timothy Lee Biby, 46, was convicted in Scott County District Court for assaulting a victim police said Biby mistook for his ex-wife’s boyfriend. Biby served his first 419 days in jail after being arrested in St. Paul by Scott County Sheriff’s deputies in May 2018 in connection with second-degree assault.

According to the criminal complaint, Grant Skluzacek, the 18-year-old victim who lived in Prior Lake, told police he left a home in Lakeville near midnight on his motorcycle when he noticed a vehicle following him north. He told police he later heard the vehicle rev its engine, after which he was struck from behind and skidded as the vehicle drove away.

Skluzacek sustained a fractured wrist, gouges on his arms and road rash on his torso, calves, shoulder and knees.

A blue piece of plastic lodged in the motorcycle’s rear wheel led police to a 1999 Honda Accord later found to be Biby’s.

Detectives found Biby outside his home May 3 and saw the 1999 Honda Accord with front-end damage. Biby’s ex-wife told police she’d received a letter from Biby admitting his involvement in the hit-and-run.

Police arrested Biby shortly after. He faced a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for attempted murder and 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine for the second-degree assault charge.

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