PELLA, Iowa — A Pella man is in custody for multiple charges after he allegedly displayed two weapons in the parking lot of a restaurant on Monday evening.
A release from the Pella Police Department said officers responded to a report of an armed man displaying a weapon in the parking lot of Sports Page Bar and Grill around 4:08 p.m. Monday.
Officers arrived on scene and made contact with Daniel Burtschi, 37, who matched the description. Witness reports said Burtschi appeared to be holding a handgun and a long gun as he threatened construction workers nearby.
A search warrant was done on Burtschi's vehicle. The investigation resulted in the following charges, according to Pella police:
Public intoxication – simple misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of 30 days' jail and a $1,000 fine
Assault while displaying a dangerous weapon is an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in jail and a fine of between $625 and $6,250
Going armed with intent is a class “D” felony punishable by up to five years' imprisonment and a fine of between $750 and $7,500
Harassment in the first degree is an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in jail and a fine of between $625 and $6,250
Possession of weapons while intoxicated is a serious misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of between $315 and $1,875
Burtschi was brought into custody at the Pella Police Department.