Sheldon Police Department vehicle

SHELDON—A 64-year-old Sheldon man was arrested about 4 p.m. Thursday, May 12, on an O’Brien County warrant on charges of false report of indictable offense to a public entity, malicious prosecution and third-degree harassment.

The arrest of Roy Carl Persson stemmed from him knowingly providing false information that caused the arrest and prosecution of another man, according to the Sheldon Police Department.

Persson accused another man of pointing a gun at his head and threatening to kill him.

The other man was arrested on Jan. 29 and charged with first-degree harassment and assault while displaying a dangerous weapon. That case was dismissed April 25 in O’Brien County District Court.

A warrant for Persson’s arrest was issued May 12.