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Kasson man pleads guilty to threat and weapons charges

Justin Grobe

Authorities say he threatened to kill his ex-wife, his father, or a human services worker.

Posted: Dec. 13, 2017 2:00 PM

MANTORVILLE, Minn. – A Dodge County man accused of threatening his ex-wife, his father, and a human services worker is pleading guilty.

35-year-old Justin Paul Grobe of Kasson was arrested in September and charged with three counts of terroristic threats, two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition after being convicted of a crime of violence, and one count of obstructing the legal process.

On September 26, Grobe’s ex-wife called the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and stated that he was sounding paranoid and talking about killing the person who took his kids out of their home. Grobe reportedly said he suspected his ex-wife, his father, or an employee of the Minnesota Prairie County Alliance. According to the criminal complaint, the ex-wife said she believed Grobe could follow through on that threat.

A search warrant was obtained for Grobe’s home in Kasson and law enforcement says it found a shotgun, a .50-caliber black power rifle, and two BB pistols. Grobe has previous convictions for domestic assault, 5th degree assault, and terroristic threats.

He pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of terroristic threats, illegal possession of a firearm, and obstructing the legal process. Grobe’s sentencing is scheduled for February 21, 2018.

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