Alleged U of M meth cook's "friend" has a mugshot for the ages [PHOTO]

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John Peter McMahon, aka Matthew Krause's "friend."
:::: UPDATE (9:45 a.m.) :::: McMahon is back in Ramsey County Jail this morning. He was arrested around 6:15 p.m. yesterday on suspicion of violating a domestic abuse no contact order. His latest mugshot and information about the circumstances of his arrest are at the bottom of this post.

Former University of Minnesota researcher Matthew Krause was busted in the act of cooking meth last Friday in St. Paul's Minikahda Storage facility after his "friend" tipped off police. The friend said Krause was selling tools he'd stolen from him and toting a shotgun. (Read the full backstory here.)

But the criminal complaint suggests there's more to the story than that black-and-white narrative. It notes the friend "was evasive and vague when responding to questions," and indicates he was actually arrested along with Krause -- "JM [the friend] was advised of his constitutional rights and agreed to speak to police," the complaint says.

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In recent days, two sources with knowledge of the situation have told us the "friend" is actually 46-year-old St. Paul resident John Peter McMahon, known to those close to him as Macker.

A Ramsey County official confirms McMahon was indeed arrested in connection with last Friday's incident, but released without being charged. Reached for comment yesterday, St. Paul Police Department Paul Paulos said that thanks to Police Week, officers with knowledge of why McMahon was arrested weren't immediately available to shed more light on the situation. He promised he'd get in touch when he could provide more information, but we haven't heard back yet.

A relative of McMahon's -- they asked their name not be used for reasons that will become clear by the end of this post -- said McMahon "threw Krause under the bus" in part because he was upset Krause was siding with his wife in the wake of a violent domestic dispute on May 1.

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Matthew Krause, before (left) and after (right).

According to a criminal complaint, just after 8 a.m. that morning, a man called police and said he could hear a woman yelling she'd been "kidnapped" from inside an apartment on the 2000 block of Marshall Avenue in St. Paul. When he approached the apartment to investigate, he could hear a man yelling he was going to "kill" the woman. He knocked on the door and the woman tried to flee the apartment, but the suspect, later identified as McMahon, grabbed her and prevented her from leaving by slamming the door shut. McMahon had a razor blade and a bottle of Jaegermeister in his hand, the 911 caller said.

Another 911 caller said her mother's husband (aka McMahon) was threatening to slit her mother's throat, adding that her mom had sent her text messages saying, "Help."

(For more, click to page two.)


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Kelly Hoffman
Kelly Hoffman

This picture us so bad it's making me want to delete Facebook

Scott Mackay
Scott Mackay

[compassion quiz] What do you see in this picture?

Kirk Burback
Kirk Burback

He's a picker. Keep him away from the mirror. It looks like he had his ear pierced 20 times.

Molly Forbes
Molly Forbes

DeeDee did you read this? A little too close to home!

Laurie Wong
Laurie Wong

There may be pain in those eyes , but we all have some pain in our eyes/lives and we dont do drugs , we learn to deal with it and move on , this is a weak person who has made some bad choices in his life and it shows in his face for the whole world to see , " HE MADE THE CHOICE " he doesnt get any pity from me !!!!

Wayne McAnany
Wayne McAnany

That's what you people get out of this? How ugly his face is? How about how ugly the justice system is. This woman couldn't find a battered woman shelter to go to while her husband is out free for snitching.

Paul Korba
Paul Korba

"Hmm he seems like a nice guy"-Richard

Tiff Clem
Tiff Clem

That's sad, what a horrible drug.

Angela Robinson
Angela Robinson

It's easy to call people names over the internet, but addiction is an illness. Insulting people for their sexual preference, religion, color, or illness is all the same: bullying. "Don't judge someone for sinning different than you."

Susannah Kasson
Susannah Kasson

Looks like holes from earrings.. That he probably picks at..

Susannah Kasson
Susannah Kasson

Yet, America fell in LOVE with Walter White.. Funny.. NOT..

byrnenicole
byrnenicole

Typical. 15 comments about this guys ugly face (and an updated mug) and not a one bothering to question why the woman involved in the horrific assault written about here can't get into any area battered women's shelters?? Why not ask & answer that question, City Pages? Might involve some real journalism..

byrnenicole
byrnenicole

Typical. 15 comments about this guys ugly face (and an updated mug) and not a one bothering to question why the woman involved in the horrific assault written about here can't get into any area battered women's shelters?? Why not ask & answer that question, City Pages? Might involve some actual journalism..

Nate Sopkin
Nate Sopkin

I guess when you get hungry you start eating your own face.

Wànàcha Wàstélà
Wànàcha Wàstélà

Wth why would anyone do drugs made out of gas and cleaning supplies etc .. weirdos

Nick Warhead
Nick Warhead

Did he give his cat the meth, and then it when psycho on his ass??

Dan Kelly
Dan Kelly

With this article ya know someone's got a price tag on their head. Meth dealers live narcs

Samantha Steinbring
Samantha Steinbring

His eyes look so sad. :( Man, it makes me so sad to see things like this. Meth...not even once.

Dave Eckblad
Dave Eckblad

Thanks for highlighting the worst of Minneapolis. You're a great asset to the city. Without you, we wouldn't know how shitty you are. Fucking crap tabloid.

Alison Draper
Alison Draper

He looks like he was cooking for his own use. Its crazy what that shit does.

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