An Eagan man offered two teenage girls marijuana and beer, then threatened to shoot the one of the girl's family members when he confronted the man about his behavior, according to police.
Garrett Paul Sayers, 29, faces one count of felony terroristic threats and two gross misdemeanor counts of attempting to furnish alcohol to a minor following the incident, which allegedly took place on Dec. 29. If convicted on the terroristic threats charge, Sayers could face a maximum of five years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
Police were dispatched to a home on Valley Ridge Road in West St. Paul at 5 p.m. on Dec. 29, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Dakota County Attorney's Office. Upon arrival, officers learned that two men staying a couple of houses down allegedly attempted to offer alcohol and beer to a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl, who were walking home.
The girls claimed that one of the men showed them a black bag that appeared to contain beer, marijuana and two handguns. Frightened, they returned home and told a male family member, who allegedly went to the house and confronted both men. During the confrontation, a man later identified as Sayers allegedly denied offering the girls beer and marijuana.
Sayers also told the family member he would go into the house "get my gun and shoot you," according to the criminal complaint. He later stated: "I don't have to go in the house to shoot you, I'll shoot you right now," the complaint said.
Police visited the residence and took both men, who appeared to be intoxicated, into custody. The girls and the family member all identified Sayers as the man who offered the girls drugs and issued the threats, the complaint said.
Police allegedly located marijuana in the residence, but did not find any handguns.