Man makes threats against law enforcements' families

July 7, 2017


A Pine City man, Allen Charles Sheppard, 41, was charged with terrorist threats and criminal damage to property, both felonies.

According to charging documents, Pine County deputies responded to a report of an individual "tearing up the road” and going into the ditch on June 21. Deputies arrived at the scene and saw an unoccupied truck in the ditch and heard a male voice with sounds of crashing through the woods near the road.

A deputy called out advising the person, later identified as Allen Sheppard, to come out of the woods. Sheppard came out of the woods with his hands in the air stating that he had not been in the truck but was being picked up by the truck, adding that his uncle was driving.

The complaint stated that Sheppard said his identification was in the truck. The deputy noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from Sheppard.

According to the complaint, after some discussion about the whereabouts of his identification, Sheppard began talking about fighting with the officers and stated that they needed to call the Chisago County Sheriff to the scene.  

The officers then handcuffed Sheppard, ground and refused to get in the squad car. He became belligerent and began kicking at the officers and squad car door causing damage to the door. The officers were able to restrain Sheppard while he was still asking to see the Chisago County Sheriff.


Sheppard refused to get into the squad car until seeing the Chisago County Sheriff. When Sheppard was able to be placed in squad car, he then became violent again kicking and headbutting the inside of the squad car. The officers pulled over numerous times to make sure Sheppard was not injuring himself, according to the complaint.


Sheppard then began yelling that he was going to kill the officers and their families because they were stealing his land and oil as he continued to kick the inside of the squad car on the way to the county jail.


Damages to the squad car are in excess of $1,000.Sheppard could face 10 plus years in jail with the criminal damage to property coming with a maximum sentence of five years in jail and/or a $10,000 fine and the terroristic threats charge coming with a maximum sentence of five years in jail and/or a $10,000 fine.

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