Blaine man on probation for making threats

A Blaine man has pleaded guilty in Anoka County District Court to a felony charge following an incident with a baseball bat.

In a plea agreement in August, Daniel Donald Dunn, 45, entered a guilty plea to felony terroristic threats. He had originally been charged with felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault counts.

At sentencing last month, Dunn was placed on probation for five years and was given credit for 40 days spent in jail.

Probation conditions include no assaultive, violent, threatening or disorderly behavior, supply DNA sample, random urinalysis and breath testing, no use of mood-altering chemicals or alcohol and no use or possession of firearms.

Dunn was accused of striking another male, the adult son of his girlfriend, at a residence on 110th Avenue NE on the right knee with a baseball bat.

According to the complaint, the victim told police he was attacked by Dunn while he was sitting on the couch in the living room following an argument and after Dunn went into the garage to get the baseball bat.

The complaint states that police saw fresh baseball bat marks on the victim’s right knee.

In a statement, the victim’s mother said that Dunn had been drinking and was extremely intoxicated.

She heard yelling, looked into the living room and saw Dunn raise the baseball bat in the air with two hands and strike her son on the knee.

When police arrested Dunn and took him to jail, he blew a .30 on the preliminary breath test.

In a post-Miranda statement, Dunn admitted to being drunk, losing his temper and hitting the victim with the baseball bat unprovoked.

He was extremely remorseful, according to the complaint.

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