ST. CLOUD (WJON News) -- A St. Cloud man faces a felony assault charge after allegedly pulling a knife on a hotel staff member.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Benton County, 35-year-old Elakie Fale Jr. was on a trespass list at America's Best Value Inn & Suites at 520 Highway 10 South.

On February 16th, a worker at the front desk spotted Fale on the property and confronted him to leave. The worker said Fale then pulled a knife from his sweatshirt pocket and pointed it at him.

Records show the employee backed away and Fale left the property.

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Fale was arrested and booked into the Benton County Jail.

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