AUSTIN, Minn. – A man accused of threatening to kill a woman is taking a plea deal.
Kenneth Eugene Stoltz Jr., 57 of Austin, pleaded guilty Monday to one felony charge of terroristic threats. A charge of obstructing the legal process was dismissed and his sentencing was set for February 4, 2021.
Austin police say a woman reported Stoltz threatening her life on September 4, 2019. Court documents state the woman said Stoltz was holding a large knife in the 900 block of 4th Avenue SW.
Officers say when they tried to arrest Stoltz, he refused to be handcuffed until he was threatened with a taser. Stoltz reportedly told police his victim was stalking Stoltz’ daughter and he had gotten a knife to scare “them” away.