Hollandale man charged with making threats with shotgun

Published 10:05 am Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A 20-year-old Hollandale man arrested in Albert Lea Friday after allegedly threatening someone with a loaded shotgun has been formally charged in Freeborn County District Court.

Corey Albert Andrews faces one count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of terroristic threats and two counts of fifth-degree assault.

Corey Albert Andrews

The most serious charge — second-degree assault — carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison.

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According to the victim’s interview with police, Andrews reportedly pulled up to a residence at 2338 Larson Ave. in a green Expedition after 3 p.m. Friday. When the victim reportedly walked up to the driver’s door of the vehicle to ask Andrews what he was doing, Andrews reportedly began loading a shotgun in the front seat and threatened to kill him.

A fight ensued, and at one point, the victim’s brother and father stepped in. Later, the victim’s father let Andrews get up, and he drove off from the scene in the Expedition, court documents state.

He was stopped by police near the intersection of U.S. Highway 65 and Interstate 35.

Officers reportedly found a 20-gauge Savage shotgun on the back seat of the vehicle, a green case with 39 20-gauge shot shells on the rear passenger-side floor, nine 12-gauge shot shells from the glove box and one 20-gauge shot shell from the passenger floor. This shotgun did not appear to be operable.

At the Larson Street address, officers found a 20-gauge Mossberg shotgun with two rounds in it, as well as a 20-gauge round from the ground, the bolt for the shotgun and a shotgun case.

During an interview with police after his arrest, Andrews reportedly admitted he confronted the victim but said it was the victim who started to punch him in the face and who grabbed his gun. Two other people who he did not know also reportedly beat him up; however, officers could not find any bruising on Andrews. The fight appeared to have originated over a woman.

In court Monday, Freeborn County Judge Steve Schwab ordered a conditional bail of $75,000 for Andrews. Conditions included not possessing or using alcohol or controlled substances, having no contact with the victim, complying with random drug and alcohol testing, not possessing or using a firearm and not going into bars or liquor stores.

He cannot leave the state without prior approval.