Man armed with knife arrested

A man armed with a knife allegedly violated a protection order at a Coon Rapids apartment building. Joshua Thomas Henning, 22, no permanent address, was arraigned in Anoka County District Court Aug. 27 on a felony violation of a no contact order – possessing dangerous weapon charge.

police car 2The early morning hours of Aug. 24, Coon Rapids Police responded to an apartment on the 11010 block of Mississippi Boulevard on a report of a man banging on the door of a second-floor unit in violation of a court order.

A woman told police that her ex-boyfriend, Henning, was at the apartment asking for a memory card back even though there was an active no contact order banning him from  having contact with the woman, according to the complaint.

Officers searched for Henning and could not find him, but another resident of the building allegedly confirmed that  Henning had been at the apartment building banging on the woman’s door.

About an hour after the first call, police went back to the apartment complex after the woman called to allege that Henning had returned. With the assistance of Buddy, the Coon Rapids Police dog, Henning was located hiding in a storage area in the apartment building parking lot.

In searching Henning, police allegedly seized a large hunting knife on his person with an eight-inch blade.

According to the complaint, the no contact order in effect for two years was issued against Henning in connection with a July 2012 domestic assault conviction in Anoka County District Court. Henning also pleaded guilty in April this year in Anoka County District Court to a violation of the 2012 order and had failed to appear for sentencing, which had been scheduled for July 8, so that a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

Peter Bodley is at
peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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