Man sentenced for terroristic threats, stalking

A Lake Elmo man was placed on two years probation after being found guilty of making terroristic threats and stalking.

Along with probation, Chad Michael Nelson is expected to serve 45 days in the Washington County Jail, complete a chemical dependency program within 30 days and pay a $100 fine.

According to 10th Judicial District Court records, the case against Nelson started when Washington County Sheriff’s deputies responded in August 2011 to a call about in the 500 block of Cimarron in Lake Elmo.

The caller told deputies that his son-in-law, identified as Nelson, was harassing him by telephone because Nelson believed his wife was hiding from him at the caller’s residence, court documents reported.

While deputies were on scene, the phone rang and the caller was identified as Nelson. The call was put on speakerphone so the deputies could hear the conversation, court records said.

Court documents stated that Nelson immediately began questioning his father-in-law about the whereabouts of Nelson’s wife, called him various names, threatened to come over and assault him and also threatened to blow up his father-in-law’s home.

Deputies then went to Nelson’s residence, and after receiving no response from the home, saw Nelson walking toward his home. Nelson was arrested and placed in a WCSO squad car, according to court documents.

Court documents added that that while in the back of the squad car, Nelson claimed that he had threatened to blow up his own house and denied that he called his father-in-law.