Felony threat charges against a Detroit Lakes man were dismissed as part of an agreement in which the man is re-charged in the same incident and pleads guilty.
According to court records, on Nov. 19, 2018, Anthony Linus Orner, 36, showed up at the Walmart parking lot, angry because his girlfriend was at Walmart with two men. Orner pulled her out of the car that the three were sitting in, then he got into the back seat and started stabbing the two men in the car, according to court records.
A law enforcement officer who went to the emergency room after the stabbing found them lying in hospital beds with occlusive bandages on their sides and tubes in their chests. One had suffered a collapsed lung from a stab wound on the left side and was “moaning in agony,” according to court records.
The second man had stab wounds in his left arm and left chest area and underwent trauma surgery for respiratory distress.
Orner’s girlfriend was arrested on a warrant in May. She told investigators that, immediately after the assault, Orner told her that he stabbed the two men, seemed proud of it, and said he turned the knife while stabbing the first man. He kept the knife and later threw it out the vehicle window, she said.
A charge of felony threats of violence was dismissed in Becker County District Court June 18 by the Becker County Attorney’s Office as part of an agreement in which Orner is re-charged in the same incident and pleads guilty.