Man pleads guilty to making death threats

Published 8:02 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A Clarks Grove man charged after reportedly making death threats at a Wells home in 2017 pleaded guilty Tuesday to terroristic threats in Faribault County District Court.

Tanner Allan Spooner

Tanner Allan Spooner, 20, was charged after a Wells police officer was dispatched June 20, 2017, to a Wells address on a report of a disturbance.

The victim reportedly met the officer outside the residence and said Spooner had a gun, an accusation Spooner denied.

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Court documents state a witness said she heard arguing and someone say death threats.

Spooner reportedly admitted arriving to collect $70 from the victim but denied having a gun, saying he had a coffee mug in his hand.

Law enforcement did not find either a coffee mug or a pistol.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 25.

Faribault County Attorney Kathryn Karjala-Curtis said Spooner is expected to receive no additional jail time and be placed on probation for five years.

Spooner did not enter a plea to second-degree assault. That charge is expected to be dismissed.


See what happened last night in the PM report here.


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