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Staples man is charged for threats

A 27-year-old Staples man was charged in Wadena County District Court with terroristic threats and violating an order for protection.

Thomas Patrick Mount allegedly got into a confrontation with another man at a residence over getting help to repair a vehicle, according to court documents. The man asked Mount to leave the residence, but Mount allegedly chased after the man, who locked himself inside the home. Mount allegedly told the man he would kill him. The incident allegedly happened April 3.

In a Mirandized statement, Mount admitted to having an argument with the man but denied making any threats toward him.

An initial court appearance was set for Mount for April 14.