Sherburne County grand jury indicts Morse in shooting

A Sherburne Countygrand jury issued an indictment Nov. 3 charging Matthew William Morse with Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree and Possession of a Pistol After a Crime of Violence Conviction.

Sherburne County Attorney Kathleen Heaney convened the grand jury on Nov. 2 to inquire into a shooting that occurred at a private residence at 611 4th Street in the City of Elk River on Sept. 27.  The presentation of evidence and the grand jury’s deliberations occurred over the course of two days.

Matthew Morse made his first appearance on the Nov. 3 indictment at the Sherburne County Courthouse on Nov. 7, where conditions of release were ordered.

The grand jury also issued an indictment charging Michael Travis Bergquist with two counts of Burglary in the First Degree, Felony Assault in the Fifth Degree, and Trespass. Michael Bergquist made his first appearance on that indictment at the Sherburne County Courthouse on Nov. 7, where conditions of release were ordered.

The case was investigated by the Elk River Police Department and Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office.

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