Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
Two men who pleaded guilty to the armed robbery of two college students in Minneapolis have been convicted. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says Javonta Williams of St. Paul, 20, and Lavelle Grayson of Minneapolis, 23, robbed the students on the West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota in the early morning of July 30.
A Burnsville man faces murder charges in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting in south Minneapolis last February. Reginald Myers, 34, was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder for a shooting that occurred on the afternoon of Feb. 23.
Champlin Police have made an arrest in connection to a string of package thefts in several metro cities. Johnathan Demetrius Lee Henry, 34, was arrested Friday on suspicion of multiple package thefts in Champlin, Brooklyn Center, New Hope and Robbinsdale. He is accused of stealing packages left outside of homes in residential neighborhoods.
A 26-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced to life in prison without parole just six weeks after stabbing a man to death in September. Quanan Lee Machacek pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Cody Rasche, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
A Minneapolis teen pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Monday in a case involving the shooting death of man who was defending his son. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, 17-year-old Joshua Ford is accused of fatally shooting 38-year-old Andrew Billingsley Jr. on July 24 in north Minneapolis.
The owner of a former Minneapolis restaurant was charged Wednesday with 68 counts of failing to pay sales tax and filing fraudulent and false tax returns. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, 46-year-old Michael Ralph Whitelaw underreported sales by more than $1 million, and he underpaid tax by $100,000.
The hit A & E reality TV show “The First 48″ returns to Minneapolis this week to follow around some of the city’s homicide investigators. Minneapolis Police say they are excited to welcome back the show, which has featured the city’s investigators before in several episodes. It has been a few years since their last appearance.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has filed a petition to protect Adrian Peterson’s 4-year-old son. According to the county, they have filed a Child in Need of Protection or Services petition. The petition outlines some of injuries the boy sustained while visiting Peterson and also outlines a safety plan for Peterson and the boy’s mother to follow.
A woman who once claimed to be Scottish royalty has now pled guilty to welfare fraud. Andrea Chisholm and her husband, Colin, are accused of collecting more than $165,000 in welfare payments while living in a lake-front mansion.
All charges against the Timberwolves’ Dante Cunningham have been dropped by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. The county attorney confirmed they were dropping charges against the free agent.
A 25-year-old St. Paul man was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for shooting a man in a Minneapolis grocery store. Hennepin County District Court Judge Daniel Moreno sentenced Zakaria Yusuf on Monday to 219 months in prison for second-degree attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a gun, the county attorney’s office announced on Wednesday.
A 21-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to more than eight years in prison for his part in two violent, gang-related crimes last fall, both filmed on cellphones. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Allen Derrell Gaines was convicted of one count of aiding and abetting aggravated robbery in two separate cases.
An Eden Prairie man was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in the drunk driving crash that killed his nephew.
A Minneapolis teen is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing a man who confronted him on a Metro Transit bus after harassing his son. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has filed a petition to certify Joshua Davis Ford, 16, as in adult for the shooting death of 38-year-old Andrew Billingsley Jr. last Thursday night.
A 20-year-old Minneapolis man was charged Thursday with three counts each of attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault for the shooting of three women in north Minneapolis, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. Delonte Ahshone Thomas is accused of returning to a party on the 3500 block of Fremont Avenue North in the early morning of July 9 with a semi-automatic gun after leaving due to a dispute with fellow guests.