Little Falls man charged in district court for assault with a dangerous weapon and for making terroristic threats

Wayne Brian Christensen, 45, Little Falls, was charged in Morrison County District Court with one felony count of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon and one felony count of making terroristic threats.

On May 14, the Little Falls police department received a report that Christensen was in the yard of his residence acting strangely. He was allegedly intoxicated, swearing loudly and making threats while being armed with a firearm.

According to the criminal complaint, a separate 911 call reported that Christensen pointed his handgun at a resident as she drove into her residence. Officers responding to the call arrived at the scene and ordered Christensen to drop the weapon, which he did. An office later discovered a chambered round in the weapon and another magazine on a table outside. Inside, a long gun was discovered with fully loaded magazines and a substance that appeared to be marijuana. Christensen was then placed under arrest.

If convicted, Christensen faces a maximum penalty of seven years imprisonment and/or a $14,000 fine.