Man charged with terroristic threats

A Cambridge man is facing five felony charges after an alleged incident in an Isanti home involving a female victim.

Jamie Fuhol Rawson, 41, was charged before Judge John McBride June 5 in Isanti County District Court with three counts of felony terroristic threats, felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and felony firearm violation for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a crime of violence.

McBride set bail for Rawson at $75,000 without conditions or $50,000 with conditions and his next court appearance for June 19.

Rawson was previously convicted in Isanti County of misdemeanor domestic assault in November 2008 and felony terroristic threats in February 2011.

According to the criminal complaint:

Isanti Police Officer Val Zeman was dispatched June 3 to a report of an alleged domestic assault at a residence. The victim reported Rawson had pointed a loaded shotgun at her, but she was able to get away and hide.

Zeman arrived at the residence and waited for backup. While Zeman was waiting outside, the victim was able to get outside and away from Rawson.

When Isanti County Deputy Jonathan VanderVegt arrived on scene, he saw Rawson standing at the front picture window with a shotgun in port arms position. VanderVegt advised his partners of Rawson’s location and told them to take cover. A short time later, Rawson came out of the home without the shotgun and was taken into custody.

Zeman took a taped statement from the victim who indicated Rawson lived with her approximately a year and half ago. Currently, he stays at her home two to five times a week.

She said during the assault, Rawson was intoxicated and started a fight with her. She said he threatened her by saying he was going to burn her house down and then told her he was going to cut her throat.

She said she continually tried to calm him down, but he then went to the back bedroom, grabbed a loaded shotgun and told her he was going to shoot her. He continued to threaten her and point the loaded shotgun at her.

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