Man charged after allegedly pulling a shotgun on another man
WILLMAR -- A 21-year-old Blomkest man faces felony charges of second-degree assault and terroristic threats for allegedly threatening another man with a shotgun in Willmar.
WILLMAR - A 21-year-old Blomkest man faces felony charges of second-degree assault and terroristic threats for allegedly threatening another man with a shotgun in Willmar.
Cory Jacob Nelson made his first appearance in court Oct. 21 and will appear for an omnibus hearing Nov. 13. He was released with conditions after he posted bond of $10,000. Conditions include no contact with the alleged victim and not using or possessing firearms.
Nelson also faces a misdemeanor drug possession charge resulting from the Oct. 18 incident.
According to the criminal complaint on the charges, Willmar police officers were dispatched at 3:13 p.m. Oct. 18 to the 1600 block of 15th Avenue Southwest in Willmar on a weapons complaint report.
After arriving at the residence, a man reported to the officers that he was threatened by Nelson after having problems regarding a minor traffic incident.
The man said he was working in his yard when he saw Nelson go through a stop sign in a pickup truck. He said he stared at Nelson, who looked back and kept driving. Nelson then reportedly slammed on his brakes, reversed his vehicle and sped away again.
Nelson reportedly returned to the intersection near the man’s residence about 15 minutes later and exited his pickup truck. After the man took several steps towards Nelson, who was standing in the street, Nelson threatened him not to move any closer.
Nelson allegedly proceeded to take a shotgun of his pickup truck and activated the slide mechanism, which made a racking noise.
The man then told Nelson he was going to call police and Nelson sped away in his vehicle.
An officer later located Nelson and a passenger at 9 p.m. driving the streets of Willmar in the pickup truck. The officer conducted a felony stop and arrested Nelson, who was transported to Kandiyohi County Jail.
The officer performed a search of the vehicle. While the officer did not find weapons, he did located marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.
According to the police report, Nelson admitted during an interview with officers the next day that he took the shotgun out of his car and closed the receiver, making the slide noise.