Lunsman to Make First Appearance
Michael Lunsman is scheduled to make his initial appearance Monday in Burnett County court. The 42-year-old from Danbury is charged with four crimes including first degree intentional attempted homicide.
If convicted, he could serve over 60 years in prison. It’s alleged, Lunsman tried to run Ckyle Gill, Sr. over with his truck.
According to the criminal complaint, a witness told police that Lunsman and the victim, Ckyle Leo Gill Sr, 41, of South St. Paul got in to an altercation at the bar.
After the argument, Lunsman left the bar in his white Ford truck and went east on Highway 77. He then did a “donut.” Gill had gone outside the bar and Lunsman ran straight into Gill and pinned him into the bar wall with his truck.
A witness told police they heard someone yell “I’m going to kill you.” Other witnesses say Lunsman pointed at Gill and said he was going to kill him.
After the incident, Lunsman fled the scene. Police eventually arrested him and took Lunsman into custody.
The criminal complaint states Lunsman told police that he deserved to go to prison if Gill was hurt because he “squashed him with his truck.”
Lunsman is also charged with Operating While Intoxicated Causing Injury and Hit-and-Run Injury.