MIDDLEVILLE TOWNSHIP, MN – A Waverly man and Delano woman have been charged in connection with a July 14 robbery near Howard Lake, during which shots were fired.
Casey Harold Lambert, 23, is facing charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree aggravated robbery, and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
Callie Lynn Anderson, 19, is facing charges of aiding and abetting second-degree attempted murder, aiding and abetting first-degree aggravated robbery, and aiding and abetting second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon in connection with the incident.
According to a criminal complaint, the incident began when two brothers met up with Lambert, Anderson, and a 14-year-old juvenile male to smoke marijuana near the Crow River bridge in Middleville Township.
When the brothers were ready to leave, they were allegedly approached by Lambert, who was armed with a shotgun and demanded one of the brothers to open the trunk of his vehicle. When the brother refused, he was reportedly struck in the face with the barrel of the shotgun. He then opened the trunk.
The juvenile reportedly retrieved a safe containing marijuana from the trunk, took it to the driver’s side door and demanded for it to be opened. The driver did so, and then started the vehicle in an attempt to flee the area.
As the vehicle started to drive away, Lambert allegedly fired four rounds from the shotgun, damaging the vehicle and breaking glass that struck the passenger in the face.
The two drove to a relative’s home in Montrose and were transported to Buffalo Hospital, where the driver was treated for a fractured nose and a broken orbital bone. A piece of metal that appeared to be a pellet from a shotgun shell was imbedded near his right eye and could not be removed.
A deputy met with the brothers at the hospital, where they recalled the incident and reported that a phone, wallet, and marijuana had been stolen.
For more information, see the July 27 edition of the Herald Journal.