Rochester, MN Man Accused of Brandishing Gun During Fight at Apartment
The criminal complaint filed Monday in Olmsted County Court says Rochester Police were dispatched to the northwest Rochester apartment on the report of a fight and a man threatening people with a gun on Saturday. Dispatchers reported hearing yelling in the background during the emergency call.
Upon arrival officers, who had a description of the alleged armed suspect, spotted and detained 34-year-old Jarell Eric Long. He told police that he had a gun in a safe and that he was there to help one of the apartment tenants remove a woman from their unit who was staying there, the complaint says.
Police went to the apartment where the fight was reported and had to separate two people who were arguing. A man who lives at the unit with his sister and her children told police he asked Long and another person to come remove the woman he was seen arguing with after the man’s sister told him she wanted the woman to leave, the charges say.
Long withdrew a gun from his waistband and threatened to shoot everyone in the apartment after an argument broke out following his arrival, the complaint says. Long left the until and went to his vehicle after the call to law enforcement was placed.
Officers found a handgun in Long’s vehicle. Long told police the gun was his but said he did not use it in the way it was described to police, according to the charges. Long was arraigned Monday on two counts of felony second-degree assault and two counts of felony terroristic threats.
Long’s conditional bail was set at $20,000. His next hearing is set for July 18.