Man Charged with Making Gun Threats

Updated: 05/27/2014 11:08 AM
Created: 05/27/2014 10:50 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- Rochester Police arrested a man accused of threatening an acquaintance an multiple occasions, once even holding  gun to his head and pulling the trigger, but it didn’t go off.

The first incident happened back on May 21st just before midnight. A 32 year-old Rochester male told police that a man by the name of Shaun Ladewig had been demanding he back money that was owed to him. Police say Ladewig forced his way into the victim’s home and held a gun to his head.  He told police Ladewig then pulled the trigger but the gun “didn’t click.” Afterward, we’re told Ladewig said something along the lines of, “next time you won’t be so lucky.”

This incident went unreported until another threat was made the following day. We’re told this time, Ladewig called the victim and said he was coming back for the money. That’s when the victim called police. We’re told Ladewig didn’t show up and was arrested at his home Friday.

Police conducted a search of Ladewig’s home and recovered a handgun, tear gas, and a smoke bomb. The victim told police Ladewig had also previously threatened to “gas” his home.

Ladewig faces multiple charges, those being  second degree assault with a dangerous weapon, first degree burglary, and terrorist threats.

Shaun Ladewig
Olmsted County Adult Detention Center