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.
Amy Senser wants her conviction in a deadly hit-and-run case thrown out.
A man convicted of attempted first-degree murder in a violent downtown Minneapolis parking ramp stabbing will spend 20 years in prison.
A St. Paul woman who hit and killed an Augsburg College student last October, then fled the scene, will spend three years in prison.
A 25-year-old man has pleaded guilty to murder charges in the July 2011 shooting death of Shea Stremcha.
A lawsuit by Minnesota’s attorney general alleges farmers were duped by a South Dakota-chartered wind energy developer who didn’t deliver on promises of equipment and financing.
A 25-year-old man is accused of murder in the Nov. 17 beating death of a man on the north side of Minneapolis, according to charges filed in Hennepin County Court.
A 21-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of assaulting a 21-month-old child in their north Minneapolis home in late October by throwing the child onto a bed in anger, according to charges filed Monday in Hennepin County Court.