Hennepin County Court
An escaped inmate is back in the Hennepin County Jail Friday. On Thursday, Michael Henderson ran from the court room as a jury handed down a guilty verdict for attempted murder following a robbery at a Sam’s Club in Bloomington earlier this year. He was on the run for 16 hours after escaping the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis.
A Wayzata couple has been found guilty of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from an office development project in Orono. Prosecutors say the swindle also played a role in the demise of First Commercial Bank of Bloomington, which loaned about $3 million before the project came to a halt in 2008.
Thirty-nine-year-old Cardie Jackson and 40-year-old Shonwta Jackson were charged with second-degree murder Tuesday in Hennepin County Court in the death of their 6-week-old daughter. Hennepin County prosecutor Amy Sweasy says the baby suffocated in a laundry basket filled with blankets and a pillow, where she regularly slept.
A woman driving a car with five children inside when it plunged into a St. Louis park holding pond last November spent Wednesday morning in Hennepin County Court. According to court documents, 23-year-old Marian Guerrido of Brooklyn Center was driving without a valid license at Highways 100 and 7 when she veered and crashed into a pond.
A 53-year-old Minneapolis man was found guilty of manslaughter in Hennepin County Court Tuesday in the shooting death of 23-year-old Jeremiah Curtis. The suspect, Eddie Niles Hubbard, had been friends with Curtis for a long time and was living with him and his girlfriend during May 2013 incident on the 2900 block of Girard Ave. N. in Minneapolis.
A Golden Valley man was driving drunk at over 100 miles per hour the night he smashed into and killed a young couple in Minneapolis. Melvin Jones and Brandy Banks-Sutta were stopped at a light at Morgan Avenue North and Olson Memorial Highway on Nov. 3, 2013 when they were hit from behind. They were killed instantly.
Former Minnesota Viking Erin Henderson is accused of driving drunk and possessing at least 10 grams of marijuana in an arrest last November, according to charges filed last week in Hennepin County Court.
A 34-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of organizing a dog fighting ring and breeding dogs for that purpose in at least eight locations, according to charges filed Friday by the Hennepin County Attorney. Leroy Longs Jr. was charged with one felony count of animal fighting in connection with the case.
A former Minneapolis police officer was sentenced Friday for sending nude pictures to girls. Bradley Schnickel pleaded guilty in June to soliciting children to engage in sexual contact. On Friday, he was sentenced to a year in the Hennepin County workhouse in addition to no contact with children (unless approved).
A former suburban Minneapolis high school cheerleading captain has been sentenced to three years in prison for prostituting a younger squad member. Eighteen-year-old Montia Parker was sentenced Friday. She will spend at least two years behind bars before she’s eligible for release.
A 30-year-old Minneapolis woman who kidnapped her friend’s baby back in February, prompting an Amber Alert, was sentenced in Hennepin County Court on Monday. Isabel Diaz-Castillo was sentenced to three years in prison with credit for 181 days served. She pleaded guilty back in July to one count of kidnapping in connection with the incident.
Minneapolis Police said Thursday they’ve made an arrest and filed charges against a man in connection with a sexual assault that happened in late June. Demarcus Nasson Chaney, 32, was arrested Tuesday and charged with two felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the incident.
Hennepin County District Court is making it easier for members of the public to access court records. Starting Monday, civil, conciliation, criminal, housing and probate and mental health information can be found in one spot at the main courthouse.
The third suspect in a 2011 Minneapolis robbery that turned deadly was convicted of murder on Wednesday by a Hennepin County jury. Nisius McAllister, who had been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with an August 2011 shooting in the Little Earth community of Minneapolis, was convicted on both counts.
A man who fired numerous gunshots in a Minneapolis park where children were playing has been sentenced to a year in jail and eight years of probation. The sentence by Hennepin County District Court Judge William Koch for August Fleming has disappointed county Attorney Mike Freeman who asked for a longer sentence than the mandatory five years in prison.