Man sentenced for sword-waving incident
By Janice Gregorson
Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN
A Rochester man who armed himself with a sword and went outside to get some young kids to be quiet will serve time on home detention, do community work service and write letters of apology to his victims.
Olmsted District Judge Kevin Lund also put Ryan William Huber, 25, on supervised probation for seven years.
In March, Huber pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. At the time, he told the judge that he was intoxicated and couldn’t sleep and was irritated that the kids were making a lot of noise outside. He said he went outside with the sword. He said he didn’t make any threats but used a "forceful voice." He also admitted pointing the sword at one of the kids. The incident happened Nov. 15, 2007, outside a townhome complex at 2015 41st St. N.W.
On Monday, Olmsted District Judge Kevin Lund ordered Huber to serve 60 days on electronic home detention and do 150 hours of community work service in lieu of a fine. He must attend a victim impact panel and write letters of apology. He can’t use or possess any weapons during his probation period.