Spencer Police Chief Mark Warburton says that about 3:40 Thursday afternoon, the Spencer Police Department, along with the H.E.A.T. , or High Risk Entry and Arrest Team, executed an arrest warrant at 1007 West 7th Street in Spencer. Warburton says the warrant was for 26-year old Michael Nelson, charging him with 2 counts of Harassment 1st Degree. Warburton says the warrant stems from an incident earlier in the day in which Michael Nelson allegedly threatened to harm his mother and kill his 4 year-old daughter.
Warburton said that due to the time of day, the threat of a weapon, and the proximity to multiple schools, bus locations, safe routes to school trail, and public parks, all Spencer Schools were advised to move to lockdown.
He says Nelson was later taken into custody without incident and held at the Clay County Jail on a $10,000 bond.