Fargo man charged with making threat with flagpole
MOORHEAD – A Fargo man recently charged with abandoning his 11-year-old daughter in a Fargo Walmart during an alleged shoplifting attempt is now accused of threatening a man with a flag and breaking into a stranger’s Georgetown home.
According to documents filed in Clay County District Court on Monday, Clay County sheriff’s deputies were called Saturday on a report that Jeffrey Charles Larson, 45, was causing a disturbance in a Georgetown neighborhood.
Two people there told the deputies that a woman had come to their home to get away from Larson, who arrived at the home, angry, a short time later.
He called the two people names and wanted them to send out the woman, they told the deputies, but they refused, finally ordering him off their property.
Larson told a man inside the house he was going to take a flag near the home’s front entrance and insert it into a part of the man’s body. The man told the deputies he believed Larson was capable of following through on the threat.
Deputies then began to search for Larson throughout the neighborhood, and at one point, spotted him walking through the streets carrying a pickax.
The court documents say deputies were approached by a woman saying there was a stranger who had just walked into her in-laws’ home and was standing in the living room.
Deputies located Larson in the living room, where they told him to put his hands in the air. When he refused to do so, one of the deputies used pepper spray on Larson.
The documents also note that Larson has a long criminal history including domestic abuse and protection order violations, menacing and obstruction of the legal process.
Larson was charged Monday in Clay County District Court with making terroristic threats, a felony, and with fifth-degree assault, trespassing and obstruction of the legal process, all misdemeanors.
He was charged with contributing to the deprivation of a minor and felony theft in Cass County, charges stemming from allegations that he left his 11-year-old daughter behind June 30 when he tried to steal more than $1,000 worth of items from a Fargo Walmart.
His next court appearance is set for July 28.