by Eric Hagen
A 49-year-old Andover man was arraigned Feb. 15 in Anoka County District Court on felony charges of second-degree assault and terroristic threats and a misdemeanor domestic assault charge.
Daniel Stephan Siess’ next court appearance will be March 15.
According to the criminal complaint, deputies from the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office responded to an Andover home on the 16600 block of Crocus St. N.W. at 8:46 p.m. Feb. 13 on a reported domestic disturbance.
Deputies allegedly heard that Siess had got into an argument with a 17-year-old male. A witness alleged Siess grabbed the teen’s wrist, squeezed very hard, made a fist and raised it as if he was going to hit him.
According to the complaint, deputies were informed that Siess was in the basement of the home.
Siess allegedly did not abide by several verbal commands to come upstairs, so the deputies went downstairs to locate him.
Siess, who was found at the end of a hallway in the basement, continued to refuse verbal commands, and at one point he allegedly produced a hatchet from behind his back and advanced toward the deputies with the hatchet raised above his head.
He was tased and taken into custody.
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