Glenville man pleads not guilty to multiple charges

Published 8:38 pm Thursday, August 24, 2017

A Glenville man who is facing multiple charges in Freeborn County District Court after he allegedly got into an altercation with a woman and shot at her pickup earlier this month southeast of Myrtle pleaded not guilty Thursday in Freeborn County District Court.

Titus John Weedman, 36, is charged with one count of first-degree criminal damage to property, one count of unsafe discharge of a firearm, one count of ineligible person in possession of a firearm and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Titus John Weedman

Court documents state Weedman was charged after a deputy responded to a call for assistance regarding the truck at 5:03 a.m. Aug. 5 at the intersection of 110th Street and 873rd Avenue. When the deputy arrived, there were no license plates on the pickup and it had reportedly been completely destroyed by fire. Beer cans were found nearby, and a stop sign at the intersection had multiple bullet holes.

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The owner of the truck arrived at the scene, and told authorities she had been in a fight with Weedman. The woman reportedly had been living with Weedman but had told him she wanted to leave.

Weedman reportedly slashed the front tires of the truck with a knife, while the woman ran to a ditch to hide from him.

The woman said when Weedman tried to find her, she got to the truck and started it. She then heard sounds, which she described as “pow, pow, pow, pow.” She told authorities she did not know whether the sound was coming from a gun, a BB gun or rocks being thrown at the vehicle, but whatever it was hit the front of the vehicle.

The woman said she drove away slowly in the truck, and Weedman followed her. When she stopped the truck, he reportedly broke the side window with a glass bowl that was in the bed of the truck and pleaded for her to return.

She reportedly got into his van and returned to the residence but later left with a friend.

A search of the residence found a 12-gauge shotgun on the desk in the living room. A plastic bag with trace amounts of what later field-tested positive for methamphetamine was also found.

The pickup was found to have four bullet holes in the fender.

Weedman is next slated to appear in court Sept. 21.

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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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