Litchfield Man Charged with Assault 05 Aug 14

(Foley, MN) — A Benton County judge has set bail at 100-thousand dollars for a Litchfield man accused of shooting at a sheriff’s deputy last Thursday.

MNN reports 43-year-old Christopher Knyphausen is charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of second-degree assault.

Prosecutors say he called the sheriff’s dispatch center saying he was at a storage shed and was going to start shooting a gun just for fun. When a deputy arrived, Knyphausen allegedly pointed a pistol at the deputy and fired. The deputy returned fire and took cover behind his squad car. Knyphausen fled and was later arrested.

No one was hurt and police later recovered a CO2-powered BB-gun.