Mitchell man exonerated in knife-wielding caseSurveillance footage causes police to drop charges from incident at downtown bar. Criminal charges will be pursued against the previously alleged victims.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
Newly obtained surveillance footage exonerated a Mitchell man arrested Sunday for reportedly threatening two men with a knife at a downtown bar, a Thursday news release from the Mitchell Police Division says.
An aggravated assault charge against Todd Owen King, 42, will be dismissed because police found the surveillance footage “to contradict both alleged victim and witness accounts of the incident,” the release says. The incident occurred at Big Dummy’s, located in the 100 block of North Main Street.
“The arrest of King at that time was based on both victim and witnesses’ statements made to the Mitchell Police Division,” Thursday’s release says. Surveillance footage at the bar was “unable to be obtained or viewed at the time of the arrest,” the release notes.
Criminal charges will be pursued against the previously alleged victims, the release says.