RAYMOND — A Burlington man is facing charges after allegedly threatening a former employer by showing up to his home and sending and posting lewd messages.
Kai R. Stauersbol, 30, of the 200 block of Chapel Terrace, was charged Monday with a misdemeanor count of sending a threatening/obscene computer message.
According to the criminal complaint:
At about 6:55 p.m. Sunday, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 4600 block of 108th Street in Raymond after a caller reported they could smell marijuana coming from a neighbor’s property and feared the property owner was making meth in a pole barn on his property.
Dispatchers told responding deputies the homeowner at the property in question had called 911 because items on his property had been “messed with” and he wanted to speak to a deputy.
When deputies told the homeowner why they were there, the homeowner laughed and invited the officers to search his shed. They found no signs of narcotics or any drugs on his property.
The homeowner said he had fired an employee, Stauersbol, on Friday and had been having issues since then. Stauersbol allegedly accused his former boss of not paying him, sent him threatening messages and allegedly posted lewd images and messages on the social media site for his former boss’ business.
While deputies were on scene, a vehicle drove up and Stauersbol and his girlfriend were inside. Stauersbol said his ex-employer owed him money and he wanted to talk to him. Deputies suggested that Stauersbol take his former boss to Small Claims Court to try to settle the matter, but told him to leave and not contact his former employer again.
While still at the scene, the former employer said Stauersbol’s mother had contacted him and said her son was threatening to come back to the property, hurt an officer and kill his former boss and his family. Stauersbol also allegedly continued sending texts to his former boss while deputies were on scene investigating. Stauersbol was then arrested.
Stauersbol remained in custody as of Monday evening, online records show. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Nov. 2 at the Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave.