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Man accused of throwing knife at Grand Rapids hotel clerk

A Deer River man faces felony charges after allegedly throwing a knife at a hotel clerk Tuesday night, and later threatening police and breaking his jail cell window.

A Deer River man faces felony charges after allegedly throwing a knife at a hotel clerk Tuesday night, and later threatening police and breaking his jail cell window.
Dylan Michael Wise, 19, was charged Wednesday in State District Court in Grand Rapids with two felony counts, including assault in the second degree and threats of violence. He was also charged with third degree criminal damage to property, a gross misdemeanor, and minor consumption of alcohol, a misdemeanor.
Wise’s bail was set at $200,000 without conditions and $100,000 with conditions. He remained in the Itasca County Jail in Grand Rapids as of Thursday morning.
According to court documents, Wise was with another man, Patrick Markell Johnson, 18, of Grand Rapids, who was charged with felony threats of violence after he threatened to shoot the hotel employee. Johnson later apologized, telling police he knew his threats would have caused alarm or fear in the hotel employee, according to a criminal complaint. He was released from jail on his own recognizance, the Itasca County Attorney’s Office said in a news release.
According to the criminal complaint, Wise was intoxicated when he punched a soda machine outside the Hotel Rapids on U.S. Highway 2 East in Grand Rapids sometime before 10 p.m.
The hotel clerk emerged from the hotel to confront Wise, Johnson and a female witness said in the complaint. Wise tried to assault the clerk, who pushed him away, the complaint said. Wise then threw a knife at the clerk. Johnson told police in the complaint that the knife would have struck the clerk had the clerk not ducked.
After Grand Rapids police arrested Wise, he allegedly threatened to kill the officer, the complaint said. According to the complaint, he told the officer he should tell his kids their last goodbyes once Wise was released from jail and that Wise would die by suicide by cop. Wise grabbed the officer’s head at one point, the complaint said, requiring Wise to be taken to the ground. A short time later, while in his jail cell, Wise broke a window and had to be placed in a restraint chair, the complaint said.
The two witnesses told police Wise was upset and extremely angry over the recent death of a friend, the complaint said.
Wise is scheduled to appear again in court on Aug. 24. He faces up to seven years in prison and/or a $14,000 fine for the felony assault charge, and five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine for the felony threat.
Johnson is scheduled to appear in court Monday. He faces five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine for the felony threat.

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