A Stewartville man involved in an incident in Grand Meadow in June of 2018 where he told police to shoot him has been sentenced to supervised probation in Mower County District Court.
58-year old Leonard LeRoy Thielen Jr. was arrested on June 17, 2018, after an incident in Pine Lawn Park in Grand Meadow. Grand Meadow Police officers approached Thielen when they believed he was violating a no-contact order. Court documents state Thielen began walking away and when officers followed, he became angry and threatened to kill himself or force police to shoot him.
Thielen then reportedly jumped over a barbed wire fence and ran into a soybean field, when he pulled out a knife and told police to shoot him. Thielen eventually surrendered after an hour.
Thielen pleaded guilty to a charge of terroristic threats and was sentenced Thursday to three years of supervised probation.