Brainerd Man Threatens To Stab And Chop Two Women
A Brainerd man allegedly threatened to stab and chop up two women while he was wielding an arrow, a hammer and a saw.
On September 7th, Marshall Jarvela was threatening people with a hammer, an arrow, and a saw according to a complaint from the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office. Upon arrival, officers observed Jarvela standing by the driver’s side of an RV and holding an arrow and other items in his hands.
Officers ordered Jarvela to drop the items and get down on the ground. Jarvela eventually did so, but only after officers ordered him several times to do so and had him at gunpoint. Even after he was on the ground, Jarvela continued to disregard the officers’ commands by pulling his arms and hands underneath his body and reaching toward his waistline. Jarvela was ultimately tased, handcuffed, and taken into custody.
A woman at the scene explained that Jarvela and his girlfriend lived on the property in the RV. The property, the woman said, belonged to her mother. The night before, the woman said, Jarvela and his girlfriend had visited with her and her mother in her mother’s house.
That morning, the woman said, Jarvela returned to the house looking for his girlfriend. After he left, the woman said, she and her mother went to Walmart.
When they returned, she said, Jarvela told them he was going to stab them and chop them up. When he said this, she said, Jarvela was holding an arrow, a saw, and a hammer. The woman said Jarvela also held up the hammer and threatened to kill both her and her mother.
The woman and her mother then locked themselves in the house and called 911. The woman said she was scared for the safety of her and her mother and did not want Jarvela to return to the property.
His next court appearance will be Monday, September 19th, for his arraignment at the Crow Wing County Courthouse.