Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Harrison William Rund, age 21 of South St. Paul, was sentenced today to 120 days in jail by Judge Timothy McManus in connection with making multiple threats to kill St. Paul Police Officers and a State Trooper through Twitter posts made following his receipt of a speeding ticket issued by the Minnesota State Patrol on February 4, 2014. Rund was also placed on probation for three years and has to pay a fine of $300. Rund pled guilty last November to one count of Threats of Violence (a felony).
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom indicated he will be filing an appeal of the sentence imposed today.
Additional facts pertaining to this case can be found in the criminal complaint which is located online at: Criminal Complaint Search. Prior news releases are available at: Attorney News Releases. If in custody, a mug shot can be viewed at: Inmate Search.
Backstrom praised Assistant County Attorney Jennifer Bovitz who prosecuted the case. Backstrom thanked the South St. Paul Police Department and the St. Paul Police Department for their thorough investigation into this case.
If you have questions, contact James Backstrom at 651-438-4440.