Terroristic Threats Conviction 31 Jul 12

A New Ulm man accused of stabbing a person and attempting to flee from police on a bicycle was convicted of felony terroristic threats in Brown County Court on Monday. 36-year-old David Edward Wetzel Jr was sentenced to 49 days in jail and 5 years of supervised probation for the crime. Charges of 2nd-degree assault, obstructing arrest and fleeing a police officer were dismissed as part of a plea deal. Wetzel was arrested in late April after reportedly assaulting and stabbing a person in New Ulm and then attempting to flee on a bicycle. He allegedly resisted arrest and caused minor injuries to a New Ulm police officer before being taken to the Brown County Detox. In court on Monday he was also ordered to complete 40 hours of Community Work Service within 3 months, and will be required to complete an anger management program.