Man charged in Virginia shooting
A Mountain Iron man faces charges of attempted murder and assault in connection with a shooting on Sunday in Virginia.
Dayton Joseph Konecny, 23, is accused of firing shots at two people in the area of 11th Street South and First Avenue South from a white Dodge Ram pickup truck shortly after 5 p.m.
According to the criminal complaint, one of the victims, Nicholas Ryan Champa, was taken to Essentia Health-Virginia in a private vehicle with a gunshot wound to his right leg before being transferred to a Duluth hospital. The complaint alleges that Konecny shot at Champa and a woman before driving off at a high rate of speed.
He was arrested on Monday after being seen walking with another man along state Highway 135 between Virginia and Gilbert.
Konecny faces two charges of second degree attempted murder and two charges of second-degree assault. If convicted, he would face a sentence of up to 20 years imprisonment for each of the attempted murder charges and up to 10 years for each of the assault charges.
The charges were filed in 6th Judicial District Court.