Saturday, February 4, 2012

Akeley Man Looking at Jail Time

(AP)  A 26-year-old Akeley man will be sentenced February 15th in the assault of a state trooper last october.

A jury in Walker convicted Elijah Knowles following three hours of deliberations. 

Knowles was accused of assaulting Trooper Darcy Gagnon on Highway 34 while she was attempting to arrest him on suspicion of DWI.  The complaint said Gagnon was trying to handcuff Knowles when he struck her with her taser.  He then put the stun gun to her head and pulled the trigger.  The weapon did not discharge because the safety was on.

When back-up law enforcement arrived, Knowles sped away at speeds up to 100 miles per hour.  He was finally apprehended after attempting to ram two squad cars and crashing his vehicle.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]

Powered by Blogger


Home | Schedule | News | Weather | Streaming | Contests | Home Shopping | Obits | Trips | Events | Service

Advertise with Us | About | Contact | Directions | FAQ | Site Map | Links | EEO

Copyright 2007 KLKS. All rights reserved.

Explore Brainerd Lakes

Site Meter