A 32-year-old Inver Grove Heights man was charged with felony terroristic threats Aug. 17 after police say he threatened to sexually assault the wife of an arresting officer.
Noah Charles Comer was originally charged with misdemeanor criminal damage to property after allegedly using a hammer to break the windows of two vehicles, kicking in the front door of his mom's home and tipping over her motorcycle.
According to a Dakota County criminal complaint, IGH police were called to the 9200 block of Avalon Path after bystanders saw Comer and his mother arguing in her driveway.
Upon arrival, police found Comer hiding in a closet underneath a pile of clothes.
The complaint states that Comer's behavior and odor made police suspect drugs and alcohol were involved in the incident. He told police his mother broke the car windows, damaged the door and hit him over the head with a bottle of alcohol.
After being arrested Comer reportedly became very aggressive—trying twice to break out the light in the rear compartment of the squad car with his head.
Comer was handcuffed after police say his behavior became violent.
According to video taken inside the squad car during the ride to the Dakota County Judicial Center, Comer told the officer driving that after being released from jail he was planning to walk from Hastings to the officer's home and sexually assault his wife.
If convicted of the most serious crime—terroristic threats—Comer could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.