Gun threats lead to felony chargesRosemount woman tries to pick up her daughter, gets threatened with a gun
By: Nathan Hansen, Rosemount Town Pages
An exchange that started with a mother trying to pick up her daughter from her ex-boyfriend escalated to threats made with a pistol and ultimately to felony assault charges against a 28-year-old Rosemount man.
According to a complaint filed Monday in the Dakota County Attorney’s office, the woman tried to collect her daughter April 1 from the Rosemount home of Jeremy Zittel. She wanted to take the girl to daycare, but according to the complaint Zittel swore at her and pointed a pistol at her. She backed away and called 911.
Police called Zittel to order him out of the house. He initially refused but eventually came out and was arrested. Police found a 4-year-old girl inside the home. They also found a gun on the dining room table.
If convicted on a second-degree assault charge Zittel could face up to seven years in jail and fines of up to $14,000.
Attempt to register lands sex offender in trouble
Cory Lyons came to the Rosemount Police Department April 3 to register as a predatory sex offender. Police told him he was too late.
When he came to the police station Lyons, 23, told police he had been visiting Minnesota from Colorado for a month and had decided to stay. State law requires offenders to register within 14 days of their arrival.
According to a complaint filed Monday in the Dakota County Attorney’s office Lyons told police in Rosemount he’d checked with Colorado police and been told he had three months to register if he planned to return to Colorado. But Rosemount police checked with Colorado authorities and learned there is currently a warrant for Lyons’ arrest for a pending charge for failure to register.
Lyons was convicted in 2005 of first degree criminal sexual conduct.
If convicted on a felony charge of failing to register as a predatory offender Lyons could face up to five years in jail and fines of up to $10,000.