Father and son charged in assault at gunpoint near Kettle RiverA father and son who were arrested Sunday night after allegedly assaulting a man at gunpoint near Kettle River were charged in Carlton County Court on Tuesday.
By: Jana Peterson, Pine Journal
A father and son who were arrested Sunday night after allegedly assaulting a man at gunpoint near Kettle River were charged in Carlton County Court on Tuesday.
Kailo Alton Aho, 33, has been charged with felony terroristic threats, possession of a pistol without a permit, reckless handling of a firearm, carrying a pistol under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired in the fourth degree, pointing a gun at a person, fifth degree misdemeanor assault and fourth degree criminal damage to property.
His father, 60-year-old Barnum resident Milton Duane Aho, was charged with felony terroristic threats, felony endangering safety by discharging a firearm, possession of a pistol without a permit, misdemeanor assault and pointing a gun at a person.
In court, Assistant County Attorney Michael Boese said the charges were preliminary since he did not yet have all the witness statements.
“I expect much more material to come in,” he said. “It could result in charges that are more severe.”
The charges stem from an incident Sunday in which shots were fired at a home near Kettle River. Carlton County Sheriff’s deputies and Minnesota State Patrol officers responded to a call at a home where a “jealous husband [was] outside with a gun,” according to Brian Belich, Carlton County deputy sheriff.
Belich said Kailo Aho had come home from deer hunting and had gone to the neighbor's residence on County Road 129 in Automba Township looking for his wife.
When no one answered the door, Aho reportedly entered the home and found his wife and another man in bed.
Aho began yelling and assaulting the man, causing injury to his face and head and then left the residence, according to the criminal complaint.
Aho reportedly returned a short while later with his father and a loaded 9mm pistol. Both allegedly made threats and at one point Milton Aho held the gun with both hands and pointed it at the victim as Kailo Aho assaulted him.
Afterward, the victim’s face showed bruises and cuts and his right eye was black and blue and nearly swollen shut. Three or four shots were fired outside the house as well, but no one was shot, the complaint stated.
Milton Aho was still on the scene when officers arrived and Kailo Aho, who had left, returned again in a truck. It appeared to officers that he was “highly intoxicated,” the complaint stated.
In court Tuesday, Carlton County District Judge Robert McCauley set bond at $25,000 for each of the men, who have little to no criminal history. Both were ordered to stay away from Kailo Aho’s wife and the victim. The men are set to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Nov. 18.