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Roommate threatened with knife, complaint alleges

A 41-year-old Red Wing man was charged with one felony count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of felony terroristic threats following an exchange at a residence in which he allegedly threatened a roommate with a knife, according to a criminal complaint filed in Goodhue County District Court July 21.

Red Wing police were dispatched to 1412 Bush St. around 1:30 a.m. July 19 after a call that two males inside the house were threatening to kill each other, the complaint states.

Upon arrival, police were let into the residence by the homeowner and found Daniel Thomas Haney and a roommate arguing, authorities said.

According to the complaint, police first were at the home shortly before 9 p.m. July 18 when someone called to inform them Haney was in the front yard yelling. Authorities said Haney told them he wished everyone on Bush Street and all the cops were dead.

Haney was compliant, the complaint states, and he was given a ride to the hospital for a psychological evaluation.

After being released from the hospital, Haney sent roommate Robert Adam Kapfhamer threatening text messages, which threatened not only Kapfhamer, but another roommate, Mark Walker, plus Walker’s family, parents, wife and kids, and homeowner Raymond Howe, according to the complaint.

Kapfhamer told authorities when he returned home Haney was in the kitchen and, when Kapfhamer confronted him, Haney allegedly pulled a knife. Kapfhamer also told police before confronting Haney in the kitchen he grabbed a hammer from his room because he “doesn’t feel comfortable around this guy.”

According to the complaint, Howe told police he was awoken by yelling and chairs being thrown around, he saw Haney and Klapfhamer yelling at each other and heard Haney say he was going to “kill someone.” Howe also told police, “I figured he was going to kill Adam.”

Klapfhamer informed authorities of a note Haney left for Walker, which read “come antagonize me again I am armed” and the back of the note said, “your the 1 2 perish,” according to the complaint.

The assault charge is punishable by up to seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine and the terroristic threats charge has a maximum sentence of five years jail time and a $10,000 fine. Haney was also charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic assault, which is punishable by up to 90 days in prison and a $1,000 fine.

Haney’s next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 15.

John R. Russett

John Russett is a regional reporter for RiverTown Multimedia, covering a variety of issues facing RiverTown communities. Previously, he worked at the Red Wing Republican Eagle, where he reported on education as well as crime and courts. 

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