Charged with threatening district judges

Gregory Lee Asgaard

MARQUETTE — A Marquette man has been charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism after allegedly threatening a Marquette County judge, according to officials.

Court records show Gregory Lee Asgaard, 43, was arraigned Dec. 13 in the 96th District Court on the charge — a 20-year felony that stems from a Dec. 9 incident.

“He allegedly made a threat to shoot a judge involved with one of his cases,” said Marquette County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Andrew Griffin.

While no further court dates have been set for Asgaard at this time, Judge Mark Luoma of the 93rd District Court in Alger County has been assigned to hear the case after an order of disqualification/ reassignment was signed, according to court records.

Furthermore, the court has ordered Asgaard to not harass, threaten or have contact with 96th District Court Judges Karl Weber and Roger Kangas.

Asgaard was initially lodged at the Marquette County Jail in December, with his bond originally set at $500,000.

His bond was lowered to 10 percent of $5,000 after a hearing held Dec. 27. Court records show Asgaard posted the $500 bond Jan. 4.

Cecilia Brown can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 248. Her email address is cbrown@miningjournal.net.