Gun-Wielding Suspect Accused of Threatening Olmsted County Deputy
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)-Authorities arrested a motorist for reportedly pointing a gun at another driver in northwest Rochester early Sunday morning.
Olmsted County Sheriff's Captain James Schueller says a deputy responded to a report of a man, later identified as 37-year-old Lucas Wiener of Rochester, pointing a firearm at a motorist in the area of West River Rd. and 62nd St. Northwest around midnight Sunday. Schueller said the responding deputy then reported seeing the lights of several squad cars and a high-risk traffic stop involving the vehicle from the emergency call taking place in the area of Broadway Ave. North and 48th St. Northeast.
Wiener was reportedly complying with police commands and was put into a Rochester Police squad car. Schueller said a handgun was found on the floor of the vehicle Wiener was driving and the deputy reported a strong alcoholic beverage odor coming from the vehicle.
Wiener reportedly was kicking at the door of the squad car while he was being transported to jail. At the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center, Wiener allegedly refused DWI testing and was not complying with deputies instructions. Schueller said Wiener also threatened to send a group of over a dozen people to a deputy’s house to sexually assault the one of the deputy’s family.
When Wiener was asked if he was threatening the deputy he reportedly responded he was not threatening, he was promising. Wiener is being referred to the Olmsted County Attorney for felony threats, third-degree DWI and second-degree DWI test refusal. Schueller said Wiener has a prior DWI as well as a felony conviction that prevents him from having a firearm.