by Dennis Dalman
A St. Cloud man was arrested June 3 in Morrison County in connection with the shooting and wounding of a man May 25 just outside of a residence in LeSauk Township right next to south Sartell.
The shooting victim was Alex Mallet, 57. He underwent surgery at the St. Cloud Hospital, and his condition was listed as stable two days later.
According to a report from the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department, Trenell Earl Rogers, 34, was arrested at about 11 a.m. June 3 during the execution of a search warrant in rural Morrison County. Rogers is expected to be formally charged with three felony counts: first-degree assault, second-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm. Rogers remains in the Stearns County Jail.
The shooting happened at 4:51 a.m. at a residence in the 3200 block of the River Oaks Lane neighborhood just southeast of the intersection of Hwy. 15 and CR 1 (Riverside Avenue S.) Authorities were notified of the shooting by an emergency medical call from the residence. People who were at the scene said the shooting was the result of a verbal altercation.
During the search warrant that led to Rogers’ arrest, law-enforcement personnel also arrested a New London man at the same rural residence. Chad David Wenz, 38, was taken into custody on a charge of a fifth-degree controlled-substance crime. He was found to have a suspected narcotic in his possession.
The Sartell Police Department and many other law-enforcement agencies participated together in the execution of the search warrant after they learned that the man wanted for the shooting was at the Morrison County residence.