ALBERT LEA, Minn. – A man accused of threatening a Freeborn County employee is pleading guilty.
Brian George Boettcher, 64 of Walters, has entered a guilty plea to one count of threats of violence. Authorities say he had a confrontation with a county employee on July 16.
Court documents state Boettcher pulled in front of the employee as he was mowing along County Highway 17. Authorities say after the county employee took a photo of him, Boettcher began yelling about grass in the road and waving a claw hammer at the employee.
The employee told investigators he was afraid Boettcher could have seriously injured or killed him.
A sentencing date has been sent for January 11, 2019.