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Rosemount man charged with pulling a gun after cribbage loss

Peter Kvam apparently takes his cribbage pretty seriously.

Kvam, a 60-year-old Rosemount resident, has been charged with second degree assault and making terroristic threats after he allegedly pulled a pistol out of his sock following a March 21 game with his neighbor.

According to a complaint filed March 25 in the Dakota County Attorney’s office, Rosemount police were called to an apartment complex in the city at around 9 p.m. March 21. One of the residents there told police he’d been playing cribbage with Kvam for money. When Kvam lost, he allegedly pulled a small black pistol out of his sock.

Kvam’s neighbor said he ran from the apartment then and Kvam was gone when he got back.

Police found Kvam in his apartment. According to the complaint, he was drunk.

Kvam allegedly told police he had threatened to get a gun but that he hadn’t actually brought a weapon to his neighbor’s apartment. He told police he keeps his gun in a nightstand drawer.

Police found the gun on top of the nightstand.

If convicted on the second degree assault charge, a felony, Kvam could spend up to seven years in jail and face a fine of up to $14,000. The terroristic threats charge, also a felony, has a maximum sentence of five years and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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