Indictments come in assault on jail officers
Earlier this week in federal court in St. Paul, three federal detainees were indicted for assaulting two correctional officers at the Sherburne County Jail in Elk River. Ira Lee Goodwin, 26, Michael Scott Luedtke, 25, and Edward McCabe Robinson, 28, were specifically charged with one count of conspiracy to assault persons assisting federal law enforcement officers and two counts of assault upon a person assisting federal law enforcement officers.
The indictment alleges that on Feb. 8, 2013, the defendants conspired with each other to use dangerous and deadly weapons to inflict bodily injury upon two correction officers employed at the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office. The defendants allegedly used a chair and a can of pepper spray to commit the assault. The officers sustained numerous injuries, one of them suffering a concussion. In performing their duties, the correction officers were assisting deputy United States marshals.
Goodwin, an admitted member of the Native Mob street gang, was being detained in the Sherburne County Jail pending federal court sentencing, after earlier pleading guilty to charges related to the federal RICO trial now underway for several other members of that gang. Luedtke was being detained pending prison assignment after being sentenced to nearly 25 years in federal prison for committing an armed robbery. Robinson was being held while being tried in federal court on charges connected to an arson and murder on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. All three remain in custody in the Sherburne County Jail.
If convicted, the defendants face a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each assault charge and five years on the conspiracy charge. All sentences will be determined by a federal district court judge. This case is the result of an investigation by the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas M. Hollenhorst.
Strange noises leads to strange 911 call
A 39-year-old Elk River woman reported March 3 to police seeing a bright light coming from a wall behind her couch in her home in the 1200 block of Main St. She also stated she heard sounds coming from the wall behind the couch.
While on the phone with a 911 operator the reporting party claimed her couch started shaking.
An officer responded and checked the interior of the house and exterior only to find freshly fallen icicles that had fallen from the roof area and onto the porch that shared a wall with the living room.
Princeton woman arrested for theft
A 28-year-old Princeton woman was arrested for shoplifting and for a Mille Lacs County warrant on March 2 after leaving the Elk River Walmart that evening with a cartload of merchandise. The female fled on foot but was located nearby.
Elk River man, 53, reports possible fraud
A 53-year-old Elk River man reported fraudulent charges had a appeared on his wife’s debit card and $100 was missing from a safe in the 800 block of Line Ave. Police are investigating.
Males make off with money from Walmart
Walmart reported at 10 p.m. on March 1 two males had fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money. The males allegedly took cash from a register, Kluntz said.
Elk River man, 29, arrested for DWI
A 29-year-old Elk River man was arrested for DWI shortly before 5 p..m. on March 1 in the 18900 block of Jackson Ave. after being stopped for speeding, driving after suspension and window tint. He was charged with 3rd Degree DUI under a controlled substance.
Assault occurs at Guardian Angels
Police received a call of an assault at the Guardian Angels Care Center about 2 p.m. on March 1. They arrived to learn that a female resident of the memory care center had slapped another female resident.
Rolling domestic call leads to DWI arrest
A 23-year-old Ramsey woman was arrested for DWI when she was located at the Elk River Wash Fill, 18296 Zane St.
Police were alerted to the motorist on a report of a rolling domestic at about 1:30 a.m. on March 3 near the intersection of Highway 10 and Yankton Street. The caller was a passenger in the vehicle who stated that the driver would not let him out of the car.
The caller reportedly hung up several times and called back to advise of location. Upon visiting with the driver, signs of intoxication were visible, Kluntz said.
Big Lake man, 23, arrested for DWI
A 23-year-old Big Lake man was arrested in the early morning hours of March 1 for DWI in the 19000 block of Ironton St. after he had showed up at the doorstep of a couple Elk River residences ringing their doorbell.
Upon arrival, police found the individual’s vehicle stuck in a nearby ditch.
Elk River man, 19, cited for possession
A 19-year-old Elk River man was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia after being stopped in the area of Highway 10 and Lowell Avenue at 9:05 p.m.on Feb. 28.
Fruadulent check believed to be passed
A 56-year-old St. Cloud man called police Feb. 26 to report that a fraudulent check was cashed for more than $500 from his business account at the Elk River Tractor Supply Store, 11000 block of 179th Ave. It was believed that the listed suspect created a fraudulent check with the account information from the complainant’s listed business.