Eagan Man Threatened to Put Hit Out on Inver Grove Officers, Police Say
Jason Blackwell Johnson faces one count of terroristic threats and two counts of domestic assault for harassing and threatening to kill a female victim.
An Eagan man who allegedly bragged about his gang connections and threatened to put a $10,000 bounty on police officers' heads is behind bars facing multiple criminal charges.
Jason Blackwell Johnson, 39, is charged with one felony count of terroristic threats, one felony count of domestic assault and one misdemeanor count of domestic assault following his arrest earlier this month. If convicted on the terroristic threats charge, Johnson could face a maximum of five years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
On Nov. 15, police were called to an Inver Grove Heights home, where they spoke with a female victim who said Johnson had been continually harassing her for three days.
The victim, who allegedly lived with Johnson until last April, said Johnson was upset because she had picked up his dog to care for it, but had not yet returned the animal. The woman told police that Johnson had called her several times, threatened to shoot up her house and told her he would harm her daughter. The woman also told officers she was so afraid that she had not been sleeping or eating.
Officers later arrested Johnson. While en route to the Dakota County Jail, Johnson allegedly began threatening the officers, tell them "I have money. I'll see you again. How does it feel to have ten thousand dollars on your head?"
Johnson also allegedly bragged of knowing Latin Kings gang members and having just purchased a gun. While in the squad car, Johnson also threatened to cut the female victim's throat, according to police.
Johnson, who is currently being held in the Dakota County Jail, has two previous convictions for domestic assault—one in 2005 and another in 2010.