Felon faces drug charges
A 35-year-old man with prior felony convictions was charged Monday on drug charges following a report of a stolen vehicle. Anthony Steven Kalland of Princeton was charged in Mille Lacs County District Court with felony third-degree possession of ...
A 35-year-old man with prior felony convictions was charged Monday on drug charges following a report of a stolen vehicle.
Anthony Steven Kalland of Princeton was charged in Mille Lacs County District Court with felony third-degree possession of drugs, two gross misdemeanor counts of a felon possessing ammunition and a firearm and misdemeanor of fleeing from a peace officer.
According to the criminal complaint filed against Kalland:
• Mille Lacs Tribal Police officer was dispatched Sunday to the Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Onamia on a report of a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the reporting party who said Kalland had taken her car keys while she was sleeping without permission. The officer identified Kalland, who also had active warrants out for his arrest.
• While speaking with the officer, the woman received a phone call and informed the officer it was Kalland. She left the officer and headed into the casino. The officer observed the woman on surveillance video getting into a CTC Cadillac, the vehicle that was reported stolen. Another officer arrived on scene to assist. The officers searched the casino parking lot and observed the vehicle at a stop sign on Ataage Drive
• The officer attempted a traffic stop, but before he could stop his squad car, a male passenger, identified as Kalland, jumped out the passenger side and took off running in the woods. The officer yelled for him to stop, but Kalland kept running. The officer caught up to him and Kalland fought back before he was subdued. While searching Kalland, the officer observed an empty handgun shoulder holster. The officer also located an eyeglass case, a digital scale and some cash. Inside the eyeglass case was a small baggie with a white substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. The substance later weighed at 3.2 grams.
• The woman told the officer Kalland had told her to get in and get him out of there or there was going to be a shootout because he was not going back to jail. She saw him with a gun. The woman said she was scared for her life and seemed shaken up. She gave officers permission to search her vehicle. A silver Ruger SR11 was located in the glove box.
• The woman requested officers to retrieve Kalland's personal possessions from her hotel room. It was determined the room was registered to a different guest. The guest was contacted and stated Kalland did not have permission to be in the room. The guest gave permission to officers to search the room. Officers recovered a methamphetamine pipe, several lock boxes and a duffel bag of clothing. Inside one lock box was a clear glass tube, commonly used for ingesting methamphetamine.
Kalland was arrested and taken into custody in the Mille Lacs County Jail.
Kalland has two prior felony convictions for driving while intoxicated in 2007 and 2005. Kalland currently has pending felony charges and active warrants in Pine, Sherburne and Isanti County, court documents read.