Man Charged After Threatening a Child With a Gun

Man Charged After Threatening a Child With a Gun Click to Enlarge Photo: Stearns County Jail

(KNSI) - A South Haven man is behind bars after allegedly threatening to beat up a child and pointing a gun at him.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Stearns County Court, 37-year old Bryan Penney was antagonizing the child and telling him he was going to "beat him up." A woman inside the house put herself between Penney and the boy and told police Penney shoved her out of the way.

The child said he grabbed a knife because he was afraid.

Penney admitted to pointing a gun at the boy and saying he was going to shoot him.

A gun was found in the home.

Penney is charged with three counts of domestic assault, one count of 2nd-degree assault, and one count of making terroristic threats.

He is due back in court on March 9th.

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