Hexum brothers appear in court
GRANITE FALLS -- The cases against two brothers facing charges resulting from the shooting of Daniel Scheff on July 18 in Yellow Medicine County are moving forward in Yellow Medicine County District Court.
GRANITE FALLS - The cases against two brothers facing charges resulting from the shooting of Daniel Scheff on July 18 in Yellow Medicine County are moving forward in Yellow Medicine County District Court.
Settlement conferences were conducted in each case Tuesday, but no resolution was reached.
Devin Donald Hexum, 21, of Balaton faces felony charges of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault. His next court appearances are scheduled for Oct. 15 and Dec. 11.
Derek Hexum, 19, also of Balaton, faces a felony charge aiding an offender to avoid arrest. No further appearances in his case are scheduled currently.
According to the criminal complaint, Yellow Medicine County dispatch received a report around 1 a.m. July 18 of someone covered in blood lying in the intersection of state Highway 23 and Highway 274 near Granite Falls.
Yellow Medicine County sheriff’s deputies responded, and the man reported that he had been shot multiple times.
He was identified as Scheff and later airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis with life-threatening injuries.
Scheff in a later interview at the hospital told the officers he was picked up in Granite Falls by two males in a pickup. As they were driving south on Highway 23 out of Granite Falls toward the casino, the truck apparently experienced mechanical problems and stopped on the shoulder of the road.
Scheff got out of the car with one of the men - later identified as Devin Hexum - and walked for help, while Derek Hexum remained in the vehicle. Scheff reported that Devin Hexum then asked him where his money was and began shooting him multiples times. Devin Hexum then got into the pickup with his brother and they drove away.
The two were apprehended a couple days later after a high-speed chase.
According to a report by the Granite Falls Advocate-Tribune, a benefit for Scheff is being held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Tillie’s Restaurant in Granite Falls to raise money to cover his medical expenses as a result of his injuries.
An account for donations has been set up at Citizens Alliance Bank.
Scheff is planning on attending the event, which will include food and a silent auction.