WORTHINGTON — A Wednesday afternoon report of a person who was trespassing and appearing disorderly at an area enterprise prompted a response by a number of officers from the Worthington Police Division and the Nobles County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Legislation enforcement had been knowledgeable upon arrival at Highland Manufacturing that the suspect, recognized as John Fuerst, 61, of Rushmore, had fled the scene.
A sufferer acknowledged that upon leaving work, that they had discovered Fuerst ready for them at their car. Fuerst allegedly grabbed the sufferer by the throat and threatened to kill them, then tried to pulled them into Fuerst’s car. It was additionally reported that Fuerst instructed the sufferer he owns a number of weapons.
The sufferer added that Fuerst had additionally damaged the mirror of one other car within the parking zone.
A witness on the scene corroborated the sufferer’s assertion, and one other worker acknowledged that Fuerst had been hanging round within the parking zone for about an hour and a half previous to the altercation.
Officers situated a car matching the outline given of Fuerst’s and initiated a site visitors cease. After pulling over, Fuerst reportedly exited his car and started appearing agitated towards police. He instructed them that the incident centered on the sufferer not returning Fuerst’s name concerning the sufferer’s canine. He mentioned he knew the sufferer labored at Highland Manufacturing, so he determined to go there to satisfy with the sufferer.
Fuerst acknowledged that he and the sufferer had argued and he sufferer had punched him within the head, including that he had not touched the sufferer. He admitted to having threatened to kill the sufferer.
When Fuerst was knowledgeable that he was going to be arrested, he allegedly turned confrontational and resisted officers’ makes an attempt to handcuff him. 4 officers had been required to get him to conform.
Fuerst was charged with three felony offenses: threats of violence, a felony; obstructing the authorized course of, a gross misdemeanor; and fifth-degree assault, a misdemeanor. Probably the most severe cost, threats of violence, carries a most attainable sentence of 5 years in jail and/or a $10,000 tremendous, but when convicted, Fuerst shall be sentenced primarily based on felony historical past.
He’s being held in Nobles County Jail on bail set at $20,000 with circumstances or $40,000 with out.