Court report: Menahga man accused of terrorizing woman with gun
The suspect brought his hand from behind his back and pointed a handgun at her, saying again that they were going to go on a vacation together, and that she was "going first." The woman told deputies that she thought the suspect was going to kill her, according to court records.
DETROIT LAKES — Robert Michael Dresow, 55, of rural Menahga has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and felony terroristic threats.
According to court records, on June 13, a woman who lives with Dresow told deputies that she had gotten home from work, adding that he usually meets her at her vehicle and helps her into the house, since she uses a wheelchair.
But Dresow did not meet her that evening, so she made her way into the house on her own. Once inside, she went to the kitchen and heard Dresow confront her and say that they "were going to go on a vacation together." The woman said their relationship had not been good for a long time, and told him she was not going anywhere with him.
Dresow then brought his hand from behind his back and pointed a handgun at her, saying again that they were going to go on a vacation together, and that she was "going first." The woman told deputies that she thought Dresow was going to kill her. She hadn’t seen the handgun before, but said that it had a silver barrel about eight inches long.
She yelled at him to stop and to leave. Her cellphone was in her lap, so she called the first phone number that came up, which was her daughter's.
She told her daughter to call for help, and moved to the living room while Dresow was still pointing the gun at her, adding that he appeared to be trying to fire the gun, but was unable to get it to fire.
The woman said their daughter was on speaker phone and once Dresow heard her voice, he turned, walked toward the door, and while still holding the gun said he would come back and kill someone if they called the cops. She then saw him leave the yard on a four-wheeler and head south. The woman mentioned that Dresow takes several prescriptions for leukemia and drinks alcohol heavily.
He was arrested after he returned on the ATV, smelling of alcohol, but without a gun. He asked why he was being arrested and denied owning a handgun.
On June 15, cash bail for Dresow was set at $4,000 or bond at $40,000, with standard conditions of release, or bond at $60,000 with no conditions.
He was still in jail as of July 20. A settlement conference is set for Aug. 31.