Guilty plea for making threats

A Ramsey resident, accused of threatening another man with a knife, has pleaded guilty to one of two felony charges in Anoka County District Court and been placed on probation for five years.

Jon Sheldon Wodziak, 22, was given credit for six days spent in jail at his sentencing Oct. 2 after he had entered a guilty plea Aug. 26 to a terroristic threats charge. A second-degree assault count was dismissed at sentencing.

Probation conditions include no assaultive, abusive or disorderly behavior, no contact with the victim or his residence, anger management counseling, supply DNA sample, no use or possession of firearms and no alcohol or drug-related violations. He was also fined $300.

The evening of Nov. 10, 2012, Anoka Police officers responded to a Fairoak Avenue address where an adult male reported that he had gone to pick up his estranged wife to take and attend their son’s birthday party.

As he arrived, the man stated the woman contacted him for help and ran out of the residence with her boyfriend, who he identified as Wodziak, close behind.

The man told police that Wodziak ran at him with a knife in his hand threatening to kill him, an account that the woman corroborated.

In a statement, Wodziak admitted that he did confront the man with a knife, according to the complaint.

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

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