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Driveway confrontation leads to charges

When a 17-year-old boy reportedly found his 16-year-old sister with a 24-year-old man, things turned ugly. Now Harold Linville, also known as Bucky Linville, has been charged with second degree assault, and furnishing alcohol to a person under 21 years of age.

According to a complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney's office the 17-year-old found out June 26 his 16-year old sister was out with Linville. The boy confronted Linville when he showed up at the boy's home shortly before midnight. The boy told Linville his sister was only 16 and asked him what he was doing with her. Linville reportedly replied, "You think you're tough?"

According to the complaint, Linville then used a knife to threaten the boy, holding it at shoulder height, swinging it in the boy's direction. After he backed away, the boy's mother stepped between him and Linville. The mother reported the knife came within feet of her face.

Linville was arrested at the scene. Police found a pocket knife in Linville's pocket.

The 16-year-old girl told police Linville had taken her and her 17-year-old friend to a Lakeville motel, where he made them drinks with alcohol. The girl told police her friend was driving Linville's car because they thought he was too intoxicated to drive, and because he had been driving recklessly.

If convicted on the felony assault charge Linville could face up to seven years in jail with fines of up to $14,000. The gross misdemeanor charge of providing alcohol to a minor carries a potential sentence of up to one year and fines of up to $3,000.

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