The New Prague student who called 911 two times has now been charged. Do you think that is the right charge for what he did?
Monday, March 25, 2013
Monday, November 26, 2012
Jason Blackwell Johnson faces one count of terroristic threats and two counts of domestic assault for harassing and threatening to kill a female victim.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us 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 …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Inver Grove Heights Man Charged With Felony After Threatening to Sexually Assault Police Officer's Wife
If convicted of the most serious crime—terroristic threats—Noah Charles Comer could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
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 …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The charge against Thomas Angelo Tonda carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
A 49-year-old St. Paul man accused of attacking his son's Inver Grove Heights hockey coach pleaded guilty on Friday to one count of felony terroristic threats. According to a Dakota County criminal complaint, Thomas Angelo Tonda began screaming at his son's hockey coach during a December 2011 practice after the coach disciplined his son following an on-ice incident. The complaint says Tonda placed the victim in a choke hold and, after being separated from the coach, threatened to kill the man. Tonda was charged Dec. 22 with terroristic threats and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault but Dakota County Judge Tim D. Wermager dropped the lesser charge in exchange for Tonda's guilty plea. Judge Wermager also ordered a presentence investigation (…
Monday, August 13, 2012
If convicted of terroristic threats, Philip James Pariso faces up to three years in prison and a $3,000 fine. The kidnapping charges against him, on the other hand, carry a maximum sentence of 20 years and a $35,000 fine.
A 33-year-old Inver Grove Heights man was arrested on Aug. 10 after Minneapolis police say he held two downtown Minneapolis M&I Bank employees hostage with what he said was a bomb. Philip James Pariso was charged Monday with two counts of felony terroristic threats and two counts of felony kidnapping after he allegedly walked into the bank just before noon Friday and told them he wanted to reopen a closed bank account. According to a Hennepin County criminal complaint, Pariso was taken back to a customer services cubicle where he then told two employees not to leave and that he had a bomb in the bag he was holding. The complaint states he told one of the employees to call the Minneapolis Police Department so he could speak to police and …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Willie Samuel Shaw, 32, is charged with a felony and a gross misdemeanor as result of the May 1 incident.
A nationwide warrant has been issued for an Inver Grove Heights man accused of assaulting the mother of his children at their home on May 1. Willie Samuel Shaw, 32, is charged with making terroristic threats, a felony punishable with up to five years in jail and a $3,000 fine; and gross misdemeanor domestic assault, punishable of up to a year in jail and a $900 fine. According to the Dakota County District Court complaint: Shaw allegedly verbally assaulted, kicked the shin and threw a remote control at the victim after her mother came to the home to retrieve a dog. Shaw and the victim’s mother reportedly exchanged words, and Shaw “flipped out” when the victim’s mother left. During the incident, Shaw allegedly threatened to “snap her neck” …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Mendota Heights and other law enforcement agencies responded to a lockdown call Thursday.
An Inver Grove Heights man has been charged with making terroristic threats following an incident at the Dakota County Service Center in West St. Paul on Thursday. Terry Lee Debates, 53, made comments independently to a social worker and a staffer at his trailer court that if he did not receive financial assistance to pay his rent that he was going to use a toy gun to provoke police to shoot him, according to the Dakota County Attorney's Office. The building, where Debates had gone to apply for financial assistance, was subsequently put on lockdown and searched Thursday morning by numerous law enforcement agencies. Debates was found in a third-floor office and arrested without incident or injury. He was released Friday to a crisis center …
Friday, June 8, 2012
If convicted of the most serious charge—terroristic threats—Timothy John Stone could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
A 46-year-old South St. Paul man remains in custody in Dakota County Jail after police say he punched, strangled and threatened to kill a woman and her children on the evening of May 29. West St. Paul police located Timothy John Stone inside a tent at Thompson Park after the alleged victim escaped and contacted authorities. Stone was later charged with two felonies—domestic assault by strangulation and terroristic threats—and two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault. According to a Dakota County criminal complaint: Stone and the alleged victim began arguing after spending the day drinking alcohol and fishing. According to the complaint, Stone became enraged at other fisherman keeping fish he perceived to be too small. Upon returning to…
Monday, February 13, 2012
Dana John Petersen, 51, has been charged with felonies domestic assault and terroristic threats.
Inver Grove Heights resident Dana John Petersen has been charged with felony domestic assault and terroristic threats and faces up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine for each count. The charges from Dakota County on the 51-year-old man came after an incident earlier this month. According to the criminal complaint police were called to the home by a woman when Petersen had yelled at her and pinned her to the couch before giving her a "hickey" on her neck. "She said he told her she should show this mark to another male she had been spending time with," according to the complaint. Throughout the night and next morning Petersen allegedly continued to threaten the woman. A witness said she overheard Petersen yell at the woman for "what …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
William David Matara, 53, was charged with one felony count of terroristic threats after an incident on Nov. 26.
An Inver Grove Heights man faces a single felony charge after police say he threatened to burn down his own home while his wife and children were in it. William David Matara, 53, was charged with felony terroristic threats on Nov. 26. If convicted, Matara could face a maximum of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to a criminal complaint issued by the Dakota County Attorney's office, police responded to Matara's home on Nov. 26 on reports of a domestic disturbance and spoke with Matara's wife. She told officers he became furious and said he was "sick of everyone in the house" and planned to "burn everybody down," the complaint said. Matara also allegedly told his wife that if she ever left him he would shoot her. Matara's …