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NU man faces felony threats of violence charge

NEW ULM — A 51-year-old New Ulm man who allegedly said “if she doesn’t let me in my house, she is getting shot tonight” faces a felony threats of violence charge in Brown County District Court.

Jon A. Volk, 1027 N. German, New Ulm, also faces gross misdemeanor third-degree damage to property charge and misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges for events that occurred at the residence on Monday, Feb. 10. A bail hearing was set for 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13.

According to court documents, New Ulm Police got a phone call at 10:53 p.m. Feb. 10 from a woman who said she wanted Volk removed from the property she said was owned by both of them.

The woman told police Volk was in the garage consuming alcohol but denied anything was physical or any threats were made. Police told her they could not require him to leave the property at that time.

At 12:01 a.m., Feb. 11, police were called by the woman again who said Volk talked about “someone getting shot tonight” to a witness in the garage a short time ago.

The witness told police he went into the garage to confront Volk and could tell he was very intoxicated and observed empty alcohol containers near Volk.

The witness said Volk said “it’s my house and I’m going in there. If she doesn’t let me in my house, she is getting shot tonight.” The witness said there were multiple firearms in the garage.

Police responded to the residence and saw Volk with a pole-type object, standing near a vehicle with a smashed windshield, parked in the street. When he saw police, Volk began walking away, ignoring verbal commands to talk to him, walked into the garage and shut the door.

Police called Volk who said he would not speak with them or exit his garage because he didn’t do anything wrong, said “Sieg Heil” and hung up.

Police later noticed intoxication clues displayed by Volk. He denied damaging a vehicle or making a threatening statement but admitted being intoxicated from drinking alcohol. He was detained and two pocket knives were removed from his pockets.

Police talked with a second alleged victim who said they set out clothing and personal items for Volk and locked all residence doors. The second victim said his windshield was damaged after he arrived at the residence and the repair cost was estimated at $593.83.

Fritz Busch can be emailed at fbusch@nujournal.com.

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