ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man accused of threatening an apartment complex manager with a knife is pleading not guilty.
Jamahl Gene Southall, 50 of Rochester, is charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Rochester police say Southall was found highly intoxicated and holding 40-ounce beers in each hand on March 1 in the lobby of an apartment complex in the 400 block of 6th Avenue NW.
Investigators say when the manager tried to escort him out of the building, Southall pulled out a pocketknife and said he was going to cut the manager’s head off. Court documents state Southall continued to make threats until officers arrived.
Police say a breath test at the jail found Southall with .23 blood alcohol content, almost three times the legal limit.
No trial date has been set.