Coon Rapids man pleads guilty in ‘Molotov cocktail’ case

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A Coon Rapids man has pleaded guilty in Anoka County District Court to one of three felony charges after a “Molotov cocktail” device was found inside a Coon Rapids residence.

John Michael Udell, 23, will be sentenced Jan. 30 after entering a guilty plea to a terroristic threats charge. A second terroristic threats count as well as an explosive/incendiary device violation charge will be dismissed at sentencing, which was set at a Dec. 17, 2013 court hearing.

The early morning of April 30, 2013, Coon Rapids Police responded to a report of a possible explosive or incendiary device that had been found inside a residence on the 500 block of 112th Lane.

According to the complaint, the homeowner, a woman, awakened to find what appeared to be a “Molotov cocktail” on her couch. See more in Editor Peter Bodley’s ABC Newspapers story.


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