Huff faces 10 years for assault

John Lee Huff, 63, Little Falls, was charged with one felony count of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff.

On March 2, the Little Falls Police Department received a report of a victim who had been assaulted with a knife.

An officer went to the St. Gabriel’s Hospital emergency room in Little Falls and met with the victim, who had a large cut on his lip and nose. The victim stated he, Huff and another person were drinking at a bar in Little Falls when Huff allegedly became upset with others in the bar. The three went to Huff’s apartment where Huff again became upset. The victim and the other person left. When they got into their car, Huff allegedly followed them outside and started waving around a box cutter knife. The victim said Huff was angry, allegedly threatened to kill him and slashed at his face with the knife. The victim said he feared for his life.

According to the criminal complaint, officers went to Huff’s apartment where they observed a box cutter blade knife on the floor. They also allegedly observed a red spot on Huff’s shirt that appeared to be blood.

He was placed under arrest for second degree assault.

If convicted, Huff faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and/or a $20,000 fine.