Man who went at deputies with hatchet sentenced

A 51-year-old man who raised a hatchet as he approached deputies was sentenced Jan. 15 in Anoka County District Court on a felony terroristic threats guilty plea.

Daniel Siess
Daniel Siess

Daniel Stephan Siess was not ordered to serve any more time in jail beyond the 61 days he already served after he was charged. He will be on probation the next five years and terms include continuing mental health counseling, not using any alcohol, not possessing any firearms and going through cognitive skill training.

Felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor domestic assault charges were dismissed at sentencing as part of the plea agreement.

According to the complaint, deputies from the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office responded to an Andover home on the 16600 block of Crocus St. NW at 8:46 p.m. Feb. 13, 2012 on a reported domestic disturbance.

Deputies were informed that Siess had grabbed a 17-year-old male’s wrist, squeezed it very hard and made a fist and raised it as if he was going to hit him.

Siess did not abide by several verbal commands to come upstairs from the basement where he was hiding. When deputies went downstairs, they saw him at the end of a hallway.

He continued to refuse verbal commands and at one point produced a hatchet from behind his back and advanced toward the deputies with the hatchet raised. He was tased and taken into custody, according to the complaint.

Eric Hagen is at [email protected]

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