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Redwood Falls man accused of threatening, assaulting Nobles County jail staff


WORTHINGTON — A Redwood Falls man formerly held in the Nobles County Jail on alleged drug offenses now faces additional charges related to threatening and assaulting corrections agents.

According to a criminal complaint, Dustin Gregg, 29, allegedly became “agitated, argumentative and refused” to be transferred from his isolation cell to a day room on Dec. 23, 2018. During reported de-escalation efforts, Gregg became more agitated and said he was going to “find and kill” the correctional officers if he missed seeing his son on Christmas.

Video surveillance detailed in the complaint alleges Gregg came out of his isolation room naked and tried to punch a corrections officer. Four corrections agents struggled to secure him in a restraint chair as he kicked and resisted, the complaint concludes.

As a result, Gregg has been charged with felony terroristic threats and fourth-degree assault of a peace officer, a gross misdemeanor. The felony level offense is punishable up to three years imprisonment, a $3,000 fine or both.

Gregg had initially been arrested Dec. 22 after 1.26 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were allegedly discovered in his vehicle.