Brian Paul Klein Crowder, 50, of Little Falls, had been charged with three criminal charges stemming from a May 24 incident at the Oakland Cemetery. In the complaint, Crowder is accused of confronting an 84-year-old man who was driving through the cemetery, frightening the man, jumping on his car and breaking the man’s sunglasses. The criminal complaint was filed by the Morrison County Attorney’s Office and signed by District Court Judge Conrad Freeberg June 12.
County Attorney Brian Middendorf commented, “The decision whether or not to file criminal charges against a person is the most important and serious decision a prosecutor has to make. It is a duty that I never take lightly. Accordingly, I took a hard look at all the evidence provided to me by the Little Falls Police Department regarding the altercation that occurred in the Oakland Cemetery on May 24. Following that review, I am convinced that Brian Paul Klein Crowder committed several crimes against an innocent, elderly victim.”
Crowder is charged with three misdemeanors: Assault in the fifth degree, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property in the fourth degree. His first appearance in Morrison County District Court will be scheduled in the weeks ahead.