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ST. PAUL — A 16-year-old boy admitted to fatally shooting an 18-year-old rival gang member in broad daylight on St. Paul’s Rice Street last September. Dimitri Ramon Herndon Jr., who was 15 at the time of the shooting, entered a plea Tuesday, March 10, in Ramsey County District Court on one count of unintentional second-degree murder in the death of Raumez Ross. He entered the plea shortly after he was certified to be tried as an adult in the case. Ross, of Apple Valley, was shot as he walked down a busy street just before 4:30 p.m. Sept. 9 on the city’s North End.
ST. PAUL — A woman who authorities say threw her 11-year-old son off the fourth-floor balcony of their St. Paul apartment has been charged with assaulting an officer. Itayvia Demetiric Lloyd, 33, tried to punch an officer as she was being taken from St. Paul police headquarters to the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center after she was arrested Monday, according to charges filed Tuesday, March 10, in Ramsey County District Court. Then she spat at a different officer who was trying to help her stay calm at the Law Enforcement Center, according to criminal charges.
NEW BRIGHTON, Minn. — The husband of a woman who ran an in-home day care in New Brighton has been charged with multiple counts of child pornography possession. Investigators executed a search warrant at Joseph James King’s home in June of 2018 after an undercover Internet investigator determined a computer inside the residence was being used to download and distribute child pornography, according to the criminal complaint filed via warrant Thursday, Feb. 27, in Ramsey County District Court.
ST. PAUL — After arriving at an apartment on a report of a domestic dispute earlier this week, St. Paul police found a woman motionless on the ground with injuries to her face and a man nearby covered in blood, according to charges filed Thursday, Feb. 27. A 2-year-old’s cries led officers to the apartment door after a tenant let them into the building on the 300 block of Pierce Street. A 911 caller had reported hearing a man and woman arguing in a dispute that sounded “physical and very violent,” according to the complaint filed in Ramsey County.
ST. PAUL — Maurice Londell McClendon’s most recent target was sleeping next to her boyfriend in a tent near Union Gospel Mission in St. Paul when he attacked her, authorities say. McClendon cut a hole through the tent and put her boyfriend in a choke-hold before ordering the woman at knife-point to lay face down on the ground, according to a criminal complaint. St. Paul was “(his) town,” he told the woman, and he was there to collect taxes. Then he sexually assaulted her for three to four hours, according to the complaint.
Warning: Video includes explicit content. ST. PAUL — No charges will be filed against the St. Paul police officer who fatally shot a man who rear-ended his squad vehicle and then ran at him with a knife. The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office determined Officer Steven Mattson’s use-of-force against Ronald Davis on Sept.
ST. PAUL — A Ham Lake man is suing the Minnesota Pain Center and Walgreens Co. for the roles he claims they played in his eventual development of an opioid addiction. Michael Faulhaber and his wife, Yvonne Faulhaber, are seeking more than $50,000 in damages to account for the pain and suffering they’ve endured as a result of his addiction, and to offset money they’ve spent treating it, according to a civil complaint filed Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Ramsey County District Court.
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. — Two former owners of a Maplewood funeral home are accused of misappropriating money paid to them by customers attempting to prepay funeral expenses and using the funds to pay for business expenses. David John Thorsell, 70, and Edward Peter Vasey, 69, were charged Friday, Feb. 14, with two counts of insurance fraud and a third count of theft by swindle, according to criminal complaints filed in Ramsey County District Court. The men, who were licensed morticians, previously owned Maple Oaks Funeral Home in Maplewood.
ST. PAUL — A St. Paul police officer badly injured by an assailant during an arrest this past summer said she had a message for the public after leaving the man’s sentencing hearing Tuesday, Feb. 4. “I just think it’s important the public know that things are changing and more officers are being assaulted,” Shannon Diedrich said. When asked what she believes is the cause, Diedrich cited lighter sentences for offenders who she believes get sent back into the community too early, and the “negative atmosphere” police work in these days.
ROSEVILLE, Minn. — A man and woman are charged with aggravated robbery after stealing from a Famous Footwear in Roseville last month and pepper-spraying the employee who confronted them about it. Authorities say it wasn’t their first time. The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office filed criminal complaints against Dajoun Lamarr Coleman, 24, and Brandi Simmone Jefferson, 26, on Tuesday, Feb. 4. According to the charging document, the two entered the shoe store on the 2000 block of Snelling Avenue Jan. 17 and walked toward the Nike section.