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August 9, 2016
Attempted murder charges filed against Minnesotan who shot at federal helicopter
CLEARBROOK — The man accused of firing a rifle at a helicopter carrying federal and local drug task force agents Monday faces three felony...
August 9, 2016 - 3:40pm
March 10, 2015
Hexum pleads to second degree, attempted murder in roadside shooting
MONTEVIDEO – With the words “yes, your honor,’’ Devin Hexum, 21, of Balaton, admitted he intended to kill Daniel Scheff when he fired two shots at close range from a handgun into his victim’s abdomen on a gravel road, where he left him on the night of July 18, 2014. Hexum...
March 10, 2015 - 11:28am
March 3, 2015
Cruz awaits sentencing for second-degree attempted murder
WILLMAR — Ex-Savor Rene Cruz pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of second-degree attempted murder for stabbing his stepgrandmother in June at her Willmar home. As part of the plea agreement, additional felony charges of first- and second-degree assault against Cruz, 20, of Willmar,...
March 3, 2015 - 10:48pm
January 26, 2015
Willmar Man demands case be dismissed
WILLMAR — The Willmar man charged with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing earlier this month is seeking dismissal of the case for lack of probable cause. Daniel James Pelkey, 27, of Willmar, made a court appearance Monday on felony charges of second-degree attempted...
January 26, 2015 - 11:30pm
November 27, 2014
Younger Hexum to serve probation for fleeing police after shooting near Granite Falls
MARSHALL — Derek Michael Hexum, 19, of Balaton, charged in connection with a shooting near Granite Falls, was sentenced this week in Lyon County on a charge stemming from a multi-county chase a few days after the shooting. Derek Hexum and his brother, Devin Donald Hexum, 21, of...
November 27, 2014 - 11:07pm
October 29, 2014
Man charged in attempted murder appears court
WILLMAR — The 31-year-old Litchfield man charged with felony counts of first- and second-degree attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a woman appeared Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing in Meeker County District Court. Carlos Alberto Sandoval Ramirez will make his next court appearance...
October 29, 2014 - 11:35pm
August 14, 2014
Litchfield woman stabbed, in serious condition; man charged with attempted murder
LITCHFIELD — A Litchfield woman remains in serious condition after authorities say a 30-year-old Litchfield man stabbed her repeatedly. Carlos Alberto Ramirez is charged with felony counts of attempted murder in the first degree and attempted murder in the second degree for the...
August 14, 2014 - 11:11pm
August 11, 2014
Prosecutors to seek severe sentence against Willmar stabbing suspect, citing ‘cruelty’
WILLMAR –– The Kandiyohi County Attorney’s office has notified the Eighth Judicial District Court that it intends to seek an aggravated sentencing for a suspect who allegedly stabbed his stepgrandmother earlier this summer in Willmar. In documents filed Friday, Assistant County...
August 11, 2014 - 10:25pm
July 30, 2014
Maynard woman faces attempted murder charge in stabbing at campground near Elbow Lake
ELBOW LAKE — A Maynard woman is charged with attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend 13 times while they were camping Saturday on Pomme de Terre Lake near Elbow Lake. Carly Ann Lacey, 31, is currently in custody with bail set...
July 30, 2014 - 11:48pm
March 18, 2013
Paynesville, Minn., man arrested after domestic stabbing incident
PAYNESVILLE — A 39-year-old Paynesville man is in the Stearns County Jail on second-degree assault and domestic assault by strangulation charges for allegedly stabbing and assaulting a woman during a domestic incident early Saturday morning near Paynesville. According to the Stearns...
March 18, 2013 - 9:30am
December 5, 2012
Bail set at $600K for man who led officers on chase through Renville County, Minn.
OLIVIA — Bail was set at $600,000 unconditional and $300,000 with conditions for the man facing attempted murder charges following a high-speed chase Monday afternoon in Renville and Redwood counties. Brian Noel Hester, 46, of Redwood Falls, was arraigned Wednesday morning in Renville...
December 5, 2012 - 11:07pm