SHELDON—A 51-year-old Sibley man faces several charges after he initially called 911 to ask for a ride because he said he was too drunk to ride his bicycle about 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, in Sheldon.
Edward Mahlon Gonshorowski Jr. also stated people in his tent were trying to fight him, according to the Sheldon Police Department.
Officers arrived to find Gonshorowski alone and extremely intoxicated at a campsite in Hills Park.
He was on his hands and knees and said he was too drunk to get up. Multiple alcoholic beverage containers were on the ground near him, according to the incident report.
Gonshorowski was arrested for public intoxication.
While officers were attempting to search him, Gonshorowski refused multiple commands, turned toward the officers, raised his hands and took a fighting stance, threatening to assault the officers.
He kicked one of the officers in the leg.
While being transported to the O’Brien County Jail in Primghar, Gonshorowski became violent and began threatening the officer.
Gonshorowski graphically described to the officer how he would kill him and sexually assault the officers family after he was released from jail, according to the incident report.
While officers and deputies were attempting to bring Gonshorowski into the booking room, he turned and spit directly into an officer’s eyes and face.
The officer needed to have his eyes flushed at MercyOne Primghar Medical Center.
Gonshorowski was charged with public intoxication, false report — 911 call, interference with official acts, assault on persons in certain occupations, first-degree harassment and assault on persons in certain occupations — bodily injury.