COLUMBUS – A hearing date has been set for a Monroe man who is involved in two different criminal cases.
37-year-old Eric Behrens appeared in the Platte County Court this week after being arrested for an incident that took place in Monroe on September 3. The Platte County Sheriff’s office reports that deputies were dispatched to 154 Ziegler Street when the owner of the residence reported that Behrens was there and threatening to burn their belongings.
Upon arrival, deputies observed a barrel on fire near the side of the house, but Behrens was not at the scene. Monroe fire was able to extinguish the barrel, and multiple neighbors reported that they had seen Behrens start the fire.
A warrant was issued for Behrens’ arrest, and deputies were dispatched back to Ziegler Street the next day to arrest Behrens. Deputies discovered a plastic bag containing methamphetamine on his person, as well as a pair of brass knuckles.
Behrens faces misdemeanor counts of stalking, third degree arson less than $500, and criminal mischief less than $500 from the original incident. Behrens is also charged with felony counts of possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of deadly weapon while committing a felony.
Behrens’ hearing in the Platte County Court is scheduled for September 27 at 8:30 AM.