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'Extremely dangerous' man faces criminal charges after disturbance in Pequot Lakes

Ely Ovis Emmanuel Sabahot

A 56-year-old man known to be "extremely dangerous and combative with police" has been charged with three felonies and other charges after a disturbance at a Pequot Lakes residence and was to appear for an omnibus hearing in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd.

Ely Ovis Emmanuel Sabahot of Minneapolis was charged with being a convicted felon with a firearm, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and fifth-degree drug possession, all felonies, as well as four misdemeanors.

According to court documents, at 12:43 a.m. May 19, the Pequot Lakes Police Department responded to a disturbance at a residence involving Sabahot. Due to the concerns for officer safety, multiple law enforcement agencies responded. Sabahot was found in the home hiding in a corner of a living room area covered with a blanket.

Court documents said he resisted arrest as police tried to put handcuffs on him, and after Sabahot was assisted to his feet by officers, two knives were found on him along two hypodermic needles that tested positive for methamphetamine, a pill bottle and a BB gun, said court documents. Another man at the home said he had been punched in the face by Sabahot and threatened with a knife before he was able to lock a door and call police.