Mississippi man faces charges for St. Francis knife threat

A Mississippi man is facing two felony charges for threatening his employer and fellow employees in St. Francis.

David Allan Thrash, 38, was charged in Anoka County District Court June 8 with second-degree felony assault and terroristic threats counts.

He also was charged with a gross misdemeanor for obstructing the legal process and a four-degree misdemeanor for criminal damage to property in the fourth degree.

According to the criminal complaint, Thrash arrived to his work site at near Community Park June 6 intoxicated and belligerent.

His employer and fellow workers were camped near the city maintenance garage, located at 22825 St. Francis Blvd., to set up carnival rides in the neighboring park for Pioneer Days.

Thrash’s employer called St. Francis police around 8 p.m. because Thrash was allegedly out of control and threatening people with a knife.

Employees reported to the owner that Thrash allegedly threaten them with the knife.

When the company owner confronted him, Thrash allegedly pulled out a large knife and began to threaten him with it in front of witnesses.

According to the complaint, Thrash was extremely combative with officers when they took him into custody.

Officers had to tase Thrash twice, hobble his legs and pull his shirt over his head to prevent him from getting bodily fluids on them.

When Thrash was placed in the squad car, he allegedly kicked the doors and damaged the door trim.

Preliminary repair costs are around $475.

Thrash remains in custody.

Tammy Sakry is at [email protected]

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