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Man accused of threatening women with arrow, hammer, saw

Forum News Service BRAINERD, Minn. -- A Brainerd man faces four felonies after allegedly threatening to stab and chop up two women while wielding an arrow, a hammer and a saw. Marshall Thomas Jarvela, 35, was charged in Crow Wing County District ...

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BRAINERD, Minn. -- A Brainerd man faces four felonies after allegedly threatening to stab and chop up two women while wielding an arrow, a hammer and a saw. Marshall Thomas Jarvela, 35, was charged in Crow Wing County District Court following the incident that occurred about 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.

According to the criminal complaint filed against Jarvela, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office was called to respond to a man threatening people with weapons on the 9700 block of 50th Avenue in Brainerd. Upon arrival, officers observed the man, later identified as Jarvela, standing near a recreational vehicle and holding an arrow and other items in his hands.

Officers used a Taser to subdue Jarvela and placed him under arrest.

Jarvela appeared in court Friday. He was charged with two counts of felony second-degree non-firearm assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of felony terroristic threats with reckless disregard of risk. The assault charges each carry a maximum penalty of seven years in prison, a $14,000 fine or both. The terroristic threats charges each carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both.

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Jarvela was also charged with obstructing the legal process, a misdemeanor.

Bail was set at $30,000 with conditions or $100,000 without conditions of release. Jarvela remained in the Crow Wing County Jail Monday, with his next court appearance scheduled for Sept. 19.

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