Man charged with terrorizing, resisting arrest

A 38-year-old Minot man is accused of pushing a woman, threatening her and charging at her while holding a knife on Saturday at a southwest Minot address and of later resisting arrest.

Travis Paul Michael Lafrenz is charged with Class C felony terrorizing and Class C felony resisting arrest. Each C felony carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

He made an initial appearance in district court in Minot on Monday.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Lafrenz was drunk and angry with the woman for allegedly visiting the home of an ex-boyfriend. The woman grabbed her keys and was able to drive away.

Lafrenz allegedly refused to comply when police ordered him to come out of his apartment. He told police through the door he had a knife and was going to make officers shoot him. Lafrenz eventually came out of the apartment but refused to comply with orders to stop. Police used a taser on Lafrenz to subdue him and place him under arrest.

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