ROSEAU, Minn.-A Warroad, Minn., man faces numerous charges for allegedly threatening to kill police and kicking the face of an officer, giving the officer a bleeding mouth.
The Warroad Police Department arrested Justin James Johnson, 22, Friday after they were called to an apartment complex for a domestic report, according to court documents. Johnson initially ran from Officer Brendan Sandy but then stopped, the documents say.
Johnson then became combative and "struck Officer Sandy with a closed fist and struck him with an elbow," court documents said. The officer eventually put Johnson in handcuffs.
Johnson was taken to a hospital to be treated for self-inflicted lacerations, court documents said. That's where he allegedly kicked Sandy and Roseau Police Officer Travis Olafson, according to the documents. He also is accused of trying to kick Roseau County Deputy Devin Corneliusen, the documents said. Johnson eventually kicked Sandy in the face, causing the officer to bleed from the mouth.
Johnson threatened to kill the officers when he was released and "formed his hand as if it were a gun and said he was going to shoot them," court documents said.
Johnson appeared Monday in Roseau County District Court, where he was charged with a four felonies-a second-degree assault charge, two threats of violence counts and a fourth-degree assault charge demonstrating bodily harm-and seven gross misdemeanor charges-four fourth-degree assault charges of physically assaulting a peace officer, two obstructing legal process counts and a domestic assault charge.
His next hearing is May 1.