Trial set in Rochester gun threat

Joseph Hollins
Joseph Hollins

Authorities say parking lot argument escalated to violence.

Posted: Nov 21, 2018 3:19 PM
Updated: Nov 21, 2018 3:21 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A threat to shoot someone is going to trial.

Joseph Vincent Hollins, 37 of Rochester, is charged with 2nd degree assault and possession of a firearm after conviction for a crime of violence. Authorities say Hollins got into an argument in the North Star Bar parking lot on September 9. He’s accused of hitting someone in the head with the gun and threatening to shoot the victim.

He entered a not guilty plea Wednesday and his trial is scheduled to begin on May 6, 2019.

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