Carlton Jermaine Davis, 32, St. Paul, was charged Oct. 16 with one felony count each of possessing a pistol; second degree assault with a dangerous weapon; and two felony counts of making terroristic threats with reckless disregard of risk.
On Oct. 14, Little Falls police responded to a report of a suspicious male at a gas station. When located, officers told the man, identified as Davis, he was not welcome at the station. They returned the items he had left behind, a jacket and bag with documents, and left the scene.
On Oct. 15, one of the same officers as the previous evening responded to a call that a man had threatened an employee of a local hotel with a handgun. He found Davis, recognized him from before and ordered him to lie on the ground. Davis complied and allegedly denied threatening the victim. The officer did not locate a gun.
The victim said Davis had been hanging out in the lobby for several hours and allegedly claimed to have a room there.
When asked for his name and room number, Davis said, “Jermaine” and that he was staying in room 308.
The employee said there was no room 308 and asked him to leave. Davis complied, but returned about 30 minutes later. Again he was asked to leave, but he said he needed to use the telephone and the bathroom. The employee refused and again told him to leave.
According to the criminal complaint, Davis then said, “This is what I have.” He then put his hand down his pants, brought an object up underneath his shirt and pointed it sideways at her. The victim said it was clearly a gun.
Davis allegedly asked the employee if she was going to call the cops and she said she was. He left the hotel.
The victim said she felt threatened and that her life was in danger.
The officer located a black gun on the ground about five yards from the entrance. Further examination revealed it was an air gun. Also found was the same bag and jacket from the night before.
The bag contained a large BB gun revolver, a traffic citation and other papers.
Davis has previously been convicted of second degree burglary.
If convicted, Davis faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and/or a $30,000 fine.