Hudson woman charged in connection with marijuana burglary, shootingTwo women have been charged in connection with a burglary and shooting incident in the town of Emerald in early March bringing the total to five people arrested in the incident.
By: Jon Echternacht, Hudson Star-Observer
Two women have been charged in connection with a burglary and shooting incident in the town of Emerald in early March bringing the total to five people arrested in the incident.
Jayne Monique Buckely, 29, 22 Heritage Blvd., Hudson, and Cassandra Alaine Alford, 31, Bayport, Minn., were each charged with two counts of felony burglary, party to the crime and ordered to post $500 cash bonds during initial appearances Friday (March 18).
Buckley and Alford were each scheduled to return to court for preliminary hearings Wednesday, March 23.
Buckley had been held in jail on a probation violation since the incident.
A criminal complaint alleged on March 4, Alford, Nathan Fisher and Buckley were returning from the Turtle Lake casino at about 6:45 a.m. when they stopped at the driveway of Brandon Wells Fargo’s residence in Emerald, entered the house and returned with marijuana plants.
They came back a little later and took about two ounces of marijuana and a handgun, the complaint said.
Fargo told investigators a .357 magnum he had in an outbuilding was taken during the burglary.
Fisher and Robert R. Beyer allegedly returned to the residence and were interrupted during a third burglary attempt when Fargo came home, the criminal complaint said.
Buckley denied going to Fargo‘s residence or taking a handgun during an interview with investigators. The criminal complaint said a search of her cell phone records, however, placed her in the town of Emerald the morning of March 4.
Sheriff John Shilts said Monday (March 21) the investigators had not found the handgun.
Beyer, 34, Stillwater, and Fisher, 27, Emerald, waived extradition from Minnesota and appeared before Judge Eric J. Lundell March 10.
Beyer pleaded innocent to felony burglary and the court entered an innocent plea to misdemeanor theft on his behalf at an arraignment hearing March 16. A $5,000 cash bail was continued.
Fisher pleaded innocent to burglary at a March 18 arraignment hearing. He was scheduled for a pre-trial conference April 4.
Fargo, 37, posted a $10,000 signature bond March 8 on a felony manufacturing THC charge in connection with the incident.
Fargo was scheduled to return to court March 23 for a preliminary hearing.
Both Fargo and the suspects claimed being shot at by the other side during the incident.
Nearly two dozen law enforcement officers, including members of the Woodville Police Department and Hudson K-9 unit and St. Croix County Emergency Response Team, were involved in the incident and a search for the suspects.