U.S. Marshals, HPD arrest parolee at gunpointOn parole for attempted murder, a Minnesota man is arrested on parole violations.
By: Meg Heaton, Hudson Star-Observer
With guns drawn, the Hudson Police Department assisted U.S. Marshalls in arresting a Minnesota man in the parking lot of Plaza 94 around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
Dan Lawler of Oak Park Heights, Minn., was taken into custody without incident. According to court records, he was convicted in 1996 in Washington Court for first-degree attempted murder, aggravated robbery, assault , burglary and kidnaping. A warrant was issued for his arrest after violating his parole, specifically for not cooperating with his parole officer and drinking alcohol which was prohibited during his probation.
HPD Chief Marty Jensen said the marshals told the department that Lawler was believed to be in Hudson. HPD officers located his vehicle in the parking lot, notified the marshals, and shortly thereafter together took Lawler into custody as he exited the Hudson Bowling Center.