Felony charge for man who had knives in court
Published 4:48 pm Saturday, April 29, 2017
An Albert Lea man was charged with a felony after he allegedly possessed four folding knives last year in Freeborn County Courthouse.
Seth Galen Kilian-Bock, 21, was charged Wednesday with possessing a weapon in a courthouse complex.
Court documents state Kilian-Bock was charged after a sheriff’s deputy was working court security Nov. 28 when he observed Kilian-Bock with items that appeared to be folding knives. The deputy reportedly approached him and observed two folding knives hooked onto his pockets by clips. Kilian-Bock was described as allowing the knives to be slightly outside of the pocket and easily accessible.
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Court documents state Kilian-Bock followed orders and turned over four folding knives to the deputy. Weapons are banned in the courthouse.
Kilian-Bock was released on his own recognizance Friday. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 11.
Possessing a weapon in a courthouse complex carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.