Man sentenced for threatening co-worker at East Bethel restaurant

A 20-year-old Andover man was sentenced Sept. 25 in Anoka County District Court on a felony conviction of terroristic threats.

According to court records, Eddie Nora Lewis Mitchell was jailed for 60 days and was given credit for the four days already served. He will be on probation for the next five years, during which time he must undergo psychological evaluation and treatment, have no have any direct or indirect contact with the victim and go through anger management classes.

While working as a cook at Fat Boys Bar and Grill in East Bethel on Dec. 1, 2011, Mitchell grabbed a knife while having a heated argument with a co-worker and made a comment that he was going to get a gun and shoot his co-worker, according to the complaint.

The victim claimed that Mitchell pulled out and opened his pocket knife during an argument and after he grabbed Mitchell’s forearm and took this knife away, Mitchell grabbed a bigger knife and waved it in his face. The victim’s face was apparently cut during this exchange.

Mitchell told police that the co-worker put his hands around his throat and took away the pocket knife, which Mitchell said he had taken out to pick at his fingernails. He said he was shocked and upset, so he grabbed another knife.

In his post-Miranda statement, Mitchell denied making a motion to cut his co-worker and he was unsure how his co-worker was cut on his face.

According to the complaint, Mitchell admitted that he made a comment that he was going to get a gun and shoot his co-worker, but he told police that he really did not mean it and he was only upset that his co-worker had put his hands on him.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com


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