Brothers from Lowry charged with threatening trooperTwo brothers from Lowry face felony charges after one of them allegedly threatened a Minnesota State trooper with a shotgun on March 13.
Two brothers from Lowry face felony charges after one of them allegedly threatened a Minnesota State trooper with a shotgun on March 13.
Jeremiah Svec, 25, and Jedediah Svec, 28, were charged in Pope County Court for an incident with authorities that happened near Highway 114 and Pope County Road 76 near Lowry.
According to court documents, Trooper Natalie Hanson clocked a car Jeremiah Svec was driving at 68 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone at about 9:15 p.m. on March 13.
The brothers allegedly tried to evade the trooper and the pursuit e snded near a driveway of a home on 110th Street when the Svecs got out of the vehicle.
When the trooper tried to get Jeremiah to lie on the ground, a struggle ensued, according to the complaint. Jedediah allegedly grabbed the trooper’s arm to try and free his brother from her grasp and then went to get his shotgun from the house.
Starbuck Police Chief Jim Minion arrived on the scene and helped get Jeremiah to the ground.
Jedediah came out of the house with a shotgun and pointed it at the sky, according to the complaint. The trooper and the chief ordered him to the ground but he didn’t comply, the complaint states.
Jedediah eventually unloaded the shotgun of three shells and was arrested.
He was charged with two felony counts of assault in the second degree with a dangerous weapon and making terroristic threats as well as two counts of assault in the fourth degree and obstructing the legal process.
Jeremiah Svec was charged with two felony counts of fleeing a peace officer in a vehicle and making terroristic threats, along with two gross misdemeanor counts of obstructing the legal process and driving while intoxicated.