Over 20-Years in Prison For MN Man Who Shot at Police
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a man charged with firing a gun during a standoff last year to 21 years in prison.
The St. Cloud Times reports Stearns County Judge Matthew Engelking sentenced 28-year-old Ryan Timothy Kellen on March 30 on one felony count of first-degree assault for use of deadly force against a police officer. Engelking also sentenced Kellen to 10 years on another identical assault charge.
The hours-long standoff began after officers responded to a Sauk Centre home in January 2020 after a woman called and said her husband had assaulted her. She told officers he had caused her to fall and prevented her from leaving, then later allowed her to leave for work but warned her that if she called police there would be a “blood bath” and he would make police shoot him.
At one point during the standoff, Kellen fired a shot at a Humvee loaded with five officers. He eventually surrendered.