Two men charged in Scanlon shooting
Two men were arraigned Monday in Carlton County Court for a shooting incident Friday in the parking lot of the River Inn in Scanlon. Jerod Ronald Thompson, 21, of Cloquet was charged with second-degree attempted murder, and Daniel Roy Nylund, 23,...
Two men were arraigned Monday in Carlton County Court
for a shooting incident Friday in the parking lot of the River Inn in Scanlon.
Jerod Ronald Thompson, 21, of Cloquet was charged with second-degree attempted murder, and Daniel Roy Nylund, 23, of Duluth was charged with aiding and abetting attempted murder in the second degree. Both carry a maximum sentence of 40 years imprisonment.
Police and emergency personnel responded to a call to the River Inn at 3:08 a.m. Friday after receiving a report that a shooting had occurred there. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found that Jeremiah Tyler Adams-check, 24, of Cloquet, had incurred a single gunshot wound to the pelvic area. He was transported to St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, where he later underwent surgery.
According to the criminal complaint, witnesses said that the night of the incident Adamscheck and his friend, Randy Dale Fagre, had come in to the bar shortly before closing time. Fagre then reportedly began arguing with Thompson and Nylund. Witnesses reported observing Thompson go out to his vehicle at one point and retrieve something from the back seat of his car.
Adamscheck then told Thompson to "relax," reports stated.
He patted Thompson on the head and asked him to "settle down," to which Thompson allegedly responded by saying "I'm going to ... kill you for that!"
The bartender then insisted that all four men leave the establishment. Adamscheck and his friend left the parking lot on foot, while Thompson and Nylund began to drive out in their car. When they reached the other two men along the frontage road to Highway 61, however, they pulled the vehicle over and got out.
At that time, Nylund reportedly approached Fagre and the two got into an altercation, and Thompson and Adamscheck began to argue as well. Reports state that Thompson then pulled a 9mm Glock handgun on Adamscheck and fired one shot at him. Adamscheck immediately collapsed, though he retained consciousness and called for help, indicating he had been shot. At that time, according to the complaint, Thompson then said to the victim, "Remember when I said I was going to kill you?"
Both defendants then sped away from the River Inn toward Cloquet. Witnesses at the scene provided officers with a description of the vehicle and officers pulled it over as the car was headed northbound on Highway 33 across the St. Louis River Bridge.
The driver, Thompson, was then searched, and officers discovered a loaded magazine for a 9mm Glock handgun in his possession, and the handgun was located on the driver's side floorboard, along with a spent shell casing. Nylund also was in the vehicle. Both men were taken into custody and lodged at the Carlton County Jail.
During Monday's arraignment hearing, Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler asked Judge Dale Wolf to impose a of $250,000 bond for Thompson. Thompson's attorney, David Keegan, argued that such an amount was "substantially high," stating that Thompson's only previous offense was a misdemeanor DWI in 2008. Keegan also pointed to the "outpouring of support" in the courtroom that day on Thompson's behalf, stating that about 30 of his family members and friends were there. Keegan also said Thompson claims he was acting in self defense when the shooting occurred and argued that he would not pose a threat to public safety if released into the custody of his parents.
Wolf said he, too, was concerned with the severity of the crime, and though he set bail at $250,000 with a 10 percent cash option, he agreed to lower the amount to $200,000 if certain conditions were agreed upon by Thompson and his family.
Bond for Nylund was set at $125,000 with a 10 percent cash option, and he will be appointed a public defender.
Both Thompson and Nylund are set to make their next court appearances at 9 a.m. July 26.
According to Pertler, Adamscheck's condition is currently "stabilizing" but he declined to offer any more information.