Bismarck police vehicle

In the space of a week, a Bismarck man garnered charges in three cases for trespassing, threatening to decapitate his landlord and waving a machete at Walmart.

Darvens Holly Jean Mary, 25, is charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass, felony terrorizing with a dangerous weapon against an adult, felony terrorizing and misdemeanor harassment for the separate events that occurred from Jan. 3 to Jan. 10.

Jean Mary allegedly called his landlord on Jan. 3 and threatened to decapitate him and his wife and switch their bodies, according to court documents. He also allegedly threatened to kill their other family members.

Around midnight Friday, Jean Mary allegedly trespassed at a house in Bismarck of which he’s been given notice of trespass before, according to a court complaint.

He pleaded guilty Monday and received a year of unsupervised probation.

Then on Wednesday morning at Bismarck’s north Walmart, Jean Mary allegedly brandished a machete at a self-checkout, leading a Bismarck police officer to tase him. Officers then arrested him without incident.

He also had allegedly been swinging the machete inside the store before police arrived, according to court documents.

Jean Mary is held at the Burleigh-Morton County Detention Center.

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