Convicted felon in court for having gun
A Detroit Lakes man made his first appearance Monday on a felony charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Dell Donald Holm, 55, of 25579 East Island Lake Rd., Detroit Lakes, is accused of being in possession of two firearms, a Remington pump rifle and Remington 12-gauge shotgun, despite being prohibited from having firearms for life because of an October 2008 conviction for felony assault with a dangerous weapon.
The firearms were discovered on Oct. 13, when officers were at Holm's residence to question him about another incident.
He has also been charged with harassment for allegedly "causing problems" for a female relative and her boyfriend, who live across the road from him.
According to the complaint, Holm frequently came over uninvited, removed items from their home and drove their vehicles without permission. He also exhibited "extremely erratic behavior," yelling at and threatening the couple, and often appeared intoxicated, the complaint stated.
One night, they found him alone in their kitchen, in the dark, talking to himself and staring at the ceiling. When they approached him, he yelled at them and said he was sleeping.
After being told not to come back to their residence again, Holm allegedly tried to return and found the doors locked; someone was at home and heard him trying to get inside, the complaint said.
Holm is currently in custody at the Becker County Jail, pending his next court appearance at a Nov. 7 omnibus hearing. Rule 8 hearing. His bail has been set at $75,000 with conditions, or $200,000 without conditions.