- Member for
- 3 years 5 days
A Pine County man admitted Thursday to fatally assaulting his girlfriend's 3-year-old child while babysitting him at a Sandstone apartment in August 2015. Jonathan Michael Loun, 32, pleaded guilty to an unintentional second-degree murder charge at a hearing in State District Court in Pine City, just four days before he was set to go to trial. He admitted to causing the death of Dante Sears, who authorities suffered "extremely violent" head injuries and other trauma after Loun became upset with the child.
A Duluth man allegedly left a New Year's party in the city's Chester Park neighborhood, broke into a nearby residence to steal electronics and ended up holding two women against their will for an hour while discussing his "whole life story" — then returned to the party and threatened to shoot three more people, including a 2-year-old child. That's according to a criminal complaint charging Phillip Julius Butenhoff Jr., 31, with seven felonies in connection with the incident in the early morning hours of New Year's Day.
One of two men accused of a drive-by shooting that left one person injured in Hermantown in September has admitted to his role in the crime. Denzel Sheldon Perrin, 20, of Superior, pleaded guilty Tuesday in State District Court in Duluth to three felony counts of drive-by shooting.
A man injured in a double shooting outside a Superior bar Sunday is continuing to recover in a Duluth hospital as police have yet to announce any arrests in the incident that left his brother dead. David Androsky, 27, was hospitalized at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center after being shot in the chest during the altercation behind the Third Base Bar on New Year's Day. His brother, 21-year-old Kyle Androsky, was killed in the altercation. Police said a dispute inside the bar preceded the shooting.
The trial for the suspect in a fatal North Shore shooting has been rescheduled for June. Kirk Lee Bigby, 62, of Finland, faces intentional and unintentional second-degree murder charges in the December 2015 killing of Marcus Lee Roberts outside the Bluefin Bay resort in Tofte. Bigby had been set for trial for next week, but a judge last month agreed to postpone the case to allow the defendant to discharge his public defender and hire private counsel.
The victims of a New Year's Day shooting in Superior have been identified. The Superior Police Department said 21-year-old Kyle Androsky was killed when he was shot behind the Third Base Bar, 1218 Tower Ave., around 7:40 a.m. Sunday. A second victim, 27-year-old David Androsky, was shot in the chest and taken to Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, where he was listed in stable condition on Monday. No arrests have been announced in the case, but police said they were not treating it as a random act.
One man was killed and another is in custody after a shooting Friday morning in Cloquet. The incident was reported just before 9 a.m. on the 1700 block of Wolf Ridge Road on the Fond du Lac Reservation, according to Cloquet police. A victim, who police said was in his 30s, was found inside a residence with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a Duluth hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Cloquet police Cmdr. Carey Ferrell said a 33-year-old suspect was arrested without incident a short time later and booked into the Carlton County Jail.
Two men arrested after an alleged drive-by shooting in Hermantown in September face new charges. Four counts of felony drive-by shooting were added against both Robert John Lund and Denzel Sheldon Perrin in State District Court. Sixth Judicial District Judge Jill Eichenwald on Thursday authorized the amended complaints, which were filed earlier this week by the St. Louis County Attorney's Office.
A St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office deputy was justified in shooting a wanted felon who led officers on a 13-mile pursuit on the Iron Range last month, prosecutors said Wednesday. Deputy Tim Officer fired a single shot at 27-year-old Aaron Lee Boshey during the Nov. 22 incident, which concluded in a wooded area along a dead-end road about six miles west of Eveleth.
A Bayfield County emergency medical technician who died trying to rescue his mother from their burning house has been posthumously honored with a Carnegie Medal for heroism. Dennis Swenson, 62, and his 95-year-old mother, Dorothy Swenson, perished in the May 2015 fire at their home east of Cornucopia. Authorities said Dennis Swenson, awakened by his emergency pager after a neighbor called 911 to report the blaze, safely made it from the home but died after re-entering the burning structure in an attempt to save his mother.