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Read email newsletters from the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, which include crime prevention tips, recent charges and outcomes from court, as well as information about the office
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Philip Bertelesen was charged with four counts of criminal vehicular homicide in a November crash.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
A 16 and a 13-year-old were charged in three robberies and assaults and an adult assisted in one of them.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
A woman who led police on about a 40-mile chase was charged with fleeing a peace officer  in a motor vehicle.
Friday, April 04, 2014
Timberwolf Dante Cunningham was charged with assaulting his girlfriend
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office charged three people with riot and weapons offenses in connection with a downtown drive-by shooting over the weekend.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Colin and Andrea Chisholm claimed they were destitute but had hundreds of thousands of dollars and a yacht.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Dalal Bayle Idd and Kamal Elyas Maqadin were charged in the robbery and beating of a man in the locker room of an Eden Prairie Life Time Fitness.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Demiteras Al Cooper was charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder in a shooting inside a North Minneapolis home that killed Johnathon Harris.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Cortez Stanley and Eric Dodd were charged Thursday in a robbery that included gunfire.
Friday, February 07, 2014
John Iverson told police he had “too much” to drink as he sat in his van with a young bicyclist trapped beneath the wheels.
Monday, February 03, 2014
Devon Derrick Parker was charged with second-degree intentional murder in the shooting of Thomas Karl Sonnenberg at his home.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
David Schornstein, a former Cambridge council member, was charged by Hennepin County prosecutors with insurance fraud.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Brandon Bell was charged with last week's shooting death of Darnell Harris.
Friday, January 03, 2014
Freddie Jackson and Nehemiah Richardson were charged with aiding a third man in a University robbery.
Friday, December 27, 2013
A second teenager was charged by juvenile petition in the assault on the Minneapolis mayoral candidate. Both young women are charged with aggravated robbery and assault.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Myron Richardson-Rivers was charged with robbing a man of his computer and credit cards near the U of M.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Three men and a woman were charged and the gang was planning to avenge the death of their leader
Friday, December 06, 2013
Randoll Sloan was charged with criminal vehicular homicide in a crash that killed his passenger.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
A Bloomington man came up with his own retirement plan, stealing $1 million worth of hearing aids and accessories from his work.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Dijon Cordell Sanders, 22, was charged with two counts of murder for the August slaying of two Minneapolis men, De’Von L. Burt, 18, and Keondray Q. Wilson, 20.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Ron Christopher Powell, 42, was charged in the shooting death at Champions Bar this past summer.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
A North Dakota community college student has been charged in the shooting death early Saturday morning outside the Blue Nile Nightclub in Minneapolis
Friday, September 13, 2013
The owners of the Envy Nightclub in downtown Minneapolis, James Shelly Beamon and Susan Kerry Beamon, both of Brooklyn Park, were each charged with 11 counts of tax evasion. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Yia Her and James Early were charged Wednesday in cases that left one dead and a two month old injured
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Yolanda Smith and Catherine Banks were wrestling on Lake  Street last week when Smith used a knife.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
A woman was charged with killing her boyfriend and stuffing him in a freezer in Shorewood and a man was charged with shooting a man in Brooklyn Center.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Abdirahman Abdi Ali of Minneapolis was charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide after striking and killing a young woman riding her bicycle. Information about the case and the law regarding hit-and-runs is included in English and Somali.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Justin Dosch, 20, was charged with second-degree murder for killing Samuel Martinez, 24, with a stab wound to the chest early Sunday morning.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Tristan Keys, 21, of Minneapolis was charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of Lamar Wilson, 53, who he punched in the head.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Thalia Benson was charged with kidnapping her friend's baby who she told her boyfriend was theirs.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Charges were filed against a Minneapolis man for posing as a vulnerable woman’s aide and then repeatedly having sex with her. Corey Gordon, 42, was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A Minneapolis man was charged with second-degree murder in the shotgun shooting death of a young man in front of four young children
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Bradley James Schnickel was charged by the Hennepin County Attorney's Office Thursday with internet solicitation of children after a lengthy investigation.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
James Curtis Dawkins, 54, of Minneapolis was charged with first-degree assault for biting off the finger of a Minneapolis police officer.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Juan Ricardo Hernandez-Campoceco, 27, of Minneapolis was charged Tuesday in the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
When Willie Mack Hervey died in July, 2012, after being in a coma for five years, prosecutors charged Scott Allen Lipe, 36, with second-degree murder.
Monday, March 04, 2013
Dementry Loyd, Montrelle and Marlon Collins face numerous charges for their crime spree.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Isabel Diaz-Castillo was charged with abducting her friend's child.
Friday, February 08, 2013
A 16-year-old Minneapolis youth was charged with 13 felony counts from a Sunday robbery spree. Additional youth were also charged, however due to their age those cases are not public.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
A Minnetrista man was charged with criminal vehicular homicide following his daughter's death after their car went through the ice on Lake Minnetonka. He had a blood alcohol content of .13.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
LeAnn Sargent was charged with financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult while caring for elderly father.
Friday, January 25, 2013
A businessman and his employee took a customer's Lamborghini illegally and crashed in a city park, setting in motion insurance fraud.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Laltigus Lyons faces assault charges in seriously wounding a 17-year-old.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Honora Tremaine Patterson was charged with murdering a friend.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Mauricio Orochera was charged with killing his Minneapolis roommate.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Charges were filed in a recent murder case and a defendant has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in another case from June 2012.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
A Minneapolis man was charged with fatally stabbing his neighbor.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Kao Xiong recklessly left a pistol where his four-year-old could get it and accidentally shoot his brother.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Kenneth Owens was charged in the sexual assault of a woman he followed off the bus.
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Jacquin Malik Boyd charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of a man. Don Buddie Austin pleaded guilty and was sentenced for a shooting.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A Bloomington man was charged with second-degree murder in the Nov 13 shooting death of Koley Banks in south Minneapolis.
Friday, November 09, 2012
Second-degree murder charges filed in the death of a man found in burning North Minneapolis home.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Lamonte Martin orchestrated a campaign from prison to force witnesses to recant their testimony in his murder case.
Friday, October 05, 2012
Kemen Lavatos Taylor, II, 26, was indicted on two counts of first-degree murder and four counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Friday, September 07, 2012
A Hennepin County Grand Jury returned a first-degree murder indictment Thursday against Samuel Johosephat Taylor in the murder of William Harper.
Friday, August 24, 2012
The civil lawsuit is a class action on behalf of Hennepin County and the other 86 counties seeking more than $10 million in unpaid deed taxes
Friday, August 17, 2012
The charge of attempted first-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a life sentence because the offense involved great bodily harm and defendant has a prior criminal sexual conduct conviction.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Stephon Shannon was indicted Thursday in the death of Nizzel George.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Darrell Nickerson, Sr. was arrested in Chicago and charged with murder in the shooting death of Jamary Hearn.
Friday, July 27, 2012
A Hennepin County Grand Jury indicted Eddie Matthew Mosley on nine counts of first-degree murder in the April 9 slaying of three people in a Brooklyn Park home. 
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Couple charged with identity theft through gasoline pumps manipulation. "This economic crime touches all of us and we intend to vigorously prosecute them," County Attorney Freeman.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
One adult and one juvenile were charged Monday with the beating death of a homeless man.
Monday, July 02, 2012
Hennepin County Attorney's Office charged a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old in Nizzel George's shooting death.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Charges include assault on a police officer, aiding and abetting assault, and felon in possession. 
Monday, June 25, 2012
Mourad Zahi was charged with several counts of state lottery fraud and gambling cheating for “micro-scratching” lottery tickets.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Robin Hood still is robbing from those with money. It's unclear what he does with the merchandise.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Malcolm Maghundi Jackson was charged with killing another youth following a fight with the victim's brother.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
She faces two counts of assault for starting a fight that ended with one of her companions dead and another woman facing prison time.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Curtis Hilleren, general manager of Electronic Salvage Industries, LLC, was charged with unlawful handling of hazardous wastes.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Eddie Matthew Mosley of St. Louis, MO was charged in the April 9 shooting death of  DeLois Brown and her parents James and Clover Bolden in Brown’s home.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
A Hennepin County Grand Jury indicted a 17-year-old for fatally shooting Rayjon Gomez while he rode his bike in August.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Gary Bauerly provided fraudulent information to government agencies and engaged in other schemes to avoid paying prevailing wages rates.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Samuel Taylor and Leon Anderson were charged in separate killings by the county attorney's office.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Hennepin County prosecutors worked with federal and city police departments to break a ring bringing drugs from California.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Four counts of damage to property in the first degree and one count of first-degree assault were charged by warrant.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
An amended criminal complaint provided more details about the hours after Senser's vehicle killed a Roseville man.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Richfield man charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Delwin Cooper.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Octavia Marberry was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, but the citizen who fatally shot her brother, Darren Evanovich, will not be charged.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Christopher Cook, a Minnesota Vikings cornerback, was charged with beating and choking his girlfriend.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Four men captured at a house they broke into were charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery
Friday, October 07, 2011
Latoya Reese charged more than $6,000 on cards stolen from four area colleges
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Hennepin County Attorney's Office charged Senser with a crime that could net her 48 months in prison.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
The death of a man Thursday three weeks after he was shot resulted in murder charges against three men.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Restaurant company worker cooked up way to feed her accounts
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman said that, “We think that this could be the second wave of criminal activity resulting from the housing crisis ... a scam that specifically targets those properties that went into foreclosure. But we stand ready to prosecute white-collar criminals who are taking money from private businesses and the taxpayers.”
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
A Dayton man was arrested and charged as he was preparing to fly to South America.

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