Two Harbors man accused of shooting into house in West DuluthA Two Harbors man was arraigned in St. Louis County District Court on Thursday accused of firing four shots into a Duluth house with one of 14 firearms stolen in a separate burglary.
By: Mark Stodghill, Lake County News Chronicle
A Two Harbors man was arraigned in St. Louis County District Court on Thursday accused of firing four shots into a Duluth house with one of 14 firearms stolen in a separate burglary.
Justin Marcus Rosendahl, 22, is charged with second-degree assault, drive-by shooting and reckless discharge of a firearm within a municipality.
According to the criminal complaint, a resident on the 500 block of South 64th Avenue West reported hearing three consecutive loud bangs outside his home at 2:30 p.m. May 28. He thought they were firecrackers. The next morning he found two holes in the north side of his house, a hole in a deck post and a fourth hole in the east side of the house.
The resident said he had gotten into a fight with Rosendahl at a Superior nightclub a month earlier.
On June 4, St. Louis County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at Rosendahl’s residence and recovered a stolen .44-caliber handgun from his vehicle’s glove box. The gun was submitted to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to be compared with a bullet recovered from the drive-by shooting. The BCA analysis determined that the bullet recovered from the house was fired from the gun recovered from Rosendahl’s vehicle.
The defendant faces more charges in two other cases. He is charged with second-degree assault and with making terroristic threats on April 30 and he’s charged with first- and second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property and having a firearm with a serial number removed or altered on May 12. Fourteen firearms were stolen in the burglary.
Assistant St. Louis County Attorney James Nephew submitted a memorandum to the court asking that bail be set at $150,000 because of the seriousness of the charges and potential danger to the public.
Judge Mark Munger set bail at $100,000 on top of the $60,000 and $40,000 bail set for Rosendahl in his other two cases.