A Gravenhurst man ended up tasered on his lawn following an incident last summer, a Bracebridge court heard last week.
Appearing virtually in court, Ward Stengel, 62, pleaded guilty to uttering a threat to cause death.
Court heard that on July 6, 2021, at roughly 3:45 a.m. police received a call for an incident at a residence in Gravenhurst. The complainant told police that his neighbour had threatened him with a dock spike and said he would kill him.
Court heard that officers could hear Stengel yelling from a nearby property. When the officers went to the property, Stengel left the residence he was in and charged at the police with a 19” saw. The police ordered Stengel to stop, court heard, but he did not and he was ultimately tasered and handcuffed.
Stengel told the officers he didn’t know they were members of the police.
Court heard that Stengel has a previous criminal record and he was sentenced to 120 days of house arrest.
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