Minneapolis man charged in Granite Falls standoff
GRANITE FALLS — A Minneapolis man is in custody in the Yellow Medicine County Jail after a standoff with law enforcement Monday.
Joshua James Kenney, 32, faces two felony charges from the Monday standoff — possessing a firearm after being convicted of a crime of violence and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
Kenney made his first court appearance Wednesday in Yellow Medicine County District Court. His bail is $500,000 for release without conditions and $250,000 with conditions. His next court appearance will be Feb. 19.
In addition to the charges from this week, Kenney is being held on a list of arrest warrants from five cases in other counties.
The list includes alleged crimes of burglary, drug possession and assault. Two charges are for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.
According to court records, officers with the Granite Falls Police Department executed a search warrant to arrest Kenney on Monday evening.
When the officers arrived, Kenney was sleeping on the couch, and he jumped up holding a handgun, pointing it at officers before moving across the room and turning it on himself.
Offices negotiated with Kenney for about 50 minutes before he agreed to put down the gun and be arrested peacefully. After he was taken into custody, officers found that the 9mm Luger Hi Point handgun was fully loaded with a round in the chamber.
A news release issued Tuesday by the Granite Falls Police Department said its officers were assisted by the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office, the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, the Upper Sioux Community Police Department and Granite Falls Ambulance.