Two Charged After Man Threatened to Kill Another with a Revolver

During an argument in the street, police say a man pointed a loaded .357 handgun at the head of another woman.

After allegedly pointing a gun at another woman and threatening to kill her, police say a 21-year-old man told the officers who came to arrest him that he was crazy and belonged in a “psych ward.”

 Michael Sean Rude, who has no known address, was charged with felony second-degree assault and felony terroristic threats on March 29. If convicted on the assault charge, Rude could face a maximum of seven years in prison and $14,000 in fines. Megan Ashley Holmes, 20, an Inver Grove Heights resident who accompanied Rude, faces a single misdemeanor charge of possession of a firearm.

Inver Grove Heights police, dispatched to the 7500 block of Dawn Avenue on March 21, found Rude standing in the middle of the road screaming at two women, according to a criminal complaint issued by the Dakota County Attorney’s office. Holmes and another bystander were standing nearby, police said.

After defusing the argument, officers searched Holmes and found a .357 revolver with one bullet chambered in Holmes’ purse, according to the complaint.

 The victim told officers that Holmes and Rude had threatened her several times over the last week, the complaint said. When she saw Holmes and Rude walking along the road, the victim decided to confront the pair about their actions, at which point Rude pulled the revolver out of Holmes’ purse and pointed it at the victim’s face, police said. Rude then threatened to kill her or “cut her up,” according to a police report filed by Inver Grove Heights officers.

 Rude, who continued screaming throughout the arrest and allegedly told officers that he was "crazy," was transported to the Dakota County Jail, where he is currently being held on a $50,000 bail. His next court date is scheduled for April 18.

During police questioning, Holmes allegedly told officers that the gun was Rude’s, and that he put it in her purse because “cops don’t pat down females,” the complaint said.

Holmes has a previous felony conviction. Under Minnesota state law, it is illegal for convicted felons to possess a firearm. Holmes’ next court date is scheduled for May 16. She was released from the Dakota County Jail on March 23 on the orders of a judge, according to jail officials.

aiden July 26, 2011 at 08:22 AM
This is sooooo wrong on so many levels
David Henke (Editor) July 26, 2011 at 12:58 PM
Aiden~ I removed two of your comments because they violated Patch's Terms of Use. Please refrain from using obscene language when commenting on the site. As for our justification in publishing the story; criminal charges are a matter of public record, and alleged criminal activity in the city is of public concern because it affects the level of safety in the community. Also, please use both your first and last name when posting. We want to keep up a constructive dialogue on the site, and feel that full disclosure in our comments section will help us accomplish that. If you have any questions or concerns, please view our Terms of Use at http://invergroveheights.patch.com/terms or email me at david.henke@patch.com.
aiden July 26, 2011 at 04:36 PM
Its like you don't know what's going to happen to her or him so u shouldn't put it up
aiden July 26, 2011 at 04:36 PM
its wrong on so many levels
David Henke (Editor) July 26, 2011 at 08:12 PM
Aiden~ If the charges against Michael Rude are dropped, or if he is acquitted after a trial, we will report that as well.
aiden July 27, 2011 at 01:03 AM
Ok.... but its still not right to put this on the internet where jobs n ppl can see it
ashlie November 06, 2011 at 05:30 AM
the public has the right to know when dangerous people are out there, its nice to know some of them get caught. If he's not guilty people will also be able to see that.
ashley December 04, 2012 at 06:48 PM
He is in prison. She is not. She is going to school fulltime and taking care of her child. She doesnt want her child to see her like this at a bad time in her life and it was a bad boyfriend that was not taking his meds for his problems.


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