Lindstrom Man Charged in Chisago Co. Shooting

Monday, August 24th, 2009 at 5:15 am

Charges are filed against a 24-year-old man for a shooting incident in Chisago County last week.   Joshua James Nelson of Lindstrom is  charged with two counts of Assault in the 2nd Degree with a Dangerous Weapon and one count of Reckless Discharge of a Firearm.

The criminal complaint alleges that Nelson confronted three individuals on August 20th with a 12 gauge shotgun, fired a blast at a trailer that ricocheted and struck one of them, and then pointed the shotgun at the head of one of the men.  Then, one of the men got into their pickup truck to try to escape and Nelson is said to have fired the shotgun into the driver’s side door of the truck.

Bail is set at $250,000.  His next appearance is set for for September 2, 2009, at 1:00 p.m.

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