Andover man sentenced for pointing gun at another man

A 31-year-old man was sentenced Jan. 29 in Anoka County District Court to 180 days in jail for pointing a gun at another man.

Luke William Dobrava of Andover had pleaded guilty to a felony charge of second-degree assault Oct. 14, 2013. He was first arraigned back in October 2012.

In addition to the jail sentence, Dobrava will be on probation for the next seven years. He cannot have any contact with the victim and he must go through anger management classes as recommended by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. He cannot consume alcohol or possess any firearms. He must maintain employment or be in educational programming. He was also fined $200.

According to the criminal complaint, Dobrava sometime after 2 a.m. on Sept. 30, 2012 went to the Ham Lake home of his girlfriend’s brother and asked him to apologize to her for something that had taken place between them years ago.

Dobrava pulled out a handgun and pointed it at him when he refused to apologize. The two wrestled over the gun before Dobrava put the gun in his back waist band. The other man went into the bathroom and called 911 and Dobrava left the home.

Authorities later arrested Dobrava without incident at his Andover home. An Anoka County District Court judge signed a search warrant and police found a handgun under the futon bed in the living room.

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

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