Hanska Man Trial Set 28 Aug 12

A trial date has been set for a Hanska man accused of assaulting, kidnapping and threatening his former girlfriend. 29-year-old Brandon Hall held Mankato police at bay inside his ex-girlfriend’s apartment for about a half-hour while babysitting the woman’s 2-year-old daughter in late July. He had been placed on Mankato’s Most Wanted list after failing to appear at a court hearing for allegedly holding a knife to the woman’s throat when she broke up with him earlier in July. The standoff with police happened after authorities received an anonymous tip. Hall now faces four criminal charges, including felony kidnapping and terroristic threats. During his court hearing on Monday, Hall’s public defender did confirm there had been talks to settle the case, but no resolution at this time. His trial is scheduled to start in November if no plea deal is reached.