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Moose Lake Star Gazette 

Local man facing multiple felony charges

Counts include burglary, assault, terroristic threats, more

 


Jeremiah Robert Ray, 24, Moose Lake, was arrested and charged with numerous counts on Monday, March 30, after incidents in Moose Lake and Windemere townships.

According to a complaint from the Moose Lake Police Department, on March 30 at 8:29 p.m. Moose Lake police officers, Carlton County sheriff’s deputies, officers from the Minnesota State Patrol and the Pine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Moose Lake Township residence after a report was received about an armed person who was out of control at the residence.

A Moose Lake police officer interviewed a woman at the residence who stated she had gone to a local store and when she returned, her boyfriend, Ray, was angry and beating the dog and threatening to kill the dog. She reported, earlier in the day, around 11 a.m., Ray pushed her to the ground and began choking her and plugging her nose in order to deprive her of air.

When Ray came back that evening, she went to her parents’ home on the same property, and Ray followed, carrying several guns. Ray kicked down the door and entered the residence without permission. Ray was believed to be in possession of two handguns and a military-style assault rifle as he entered, the complaint stated.

At her parents’ house, Ray pointed one of the handguns at a man there, holding the gun several inches from his face, and threatened to kill him. He later pointed a gun at a female in the home and threatened to kill her as well. While kicking the door and trying to get to them, Ray told both the man and woman, each individually, he would kill them. The son of the man pulled up in the driveway and observed the commotion and called law enforcement. Ray threatened to kill him, walked by him and pointed a gun at him as well.

The complaint went on to state Ray then left to go to a relative’s house in Sturgeon Lake in Pine County. Officers searched that residence later that day and seized two Glock 10 mm pistols and an AR .308 caliber rifle. Additionally, officers located a black powder .50 caliber rifle and two additional rifles in a storage safe.

Ray was charged with 11 counts. There were two counts of burglary in the first degree, felonies, which each carry maximum sentences of 20 years and/or $35,000 fines; three counts of assault in the second degree, felonies, which each carry a maximum sentence of seven years and/or $14,000 fines; three counts of terroristic threats, felonies, which carry maximum sentences of five years and/or $10,000 fines; one count of domestic assault by strangulation, a felony, which carries a maximum sentence of three years and/or a $5,000 fine; one count of misdemeanor domestic assault, which carries a maximum sentence of 90 days and/or a $1,000 fine; and one count of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor, which carries a maximum sentence of 90 days and/or a $1,000 fine.

 

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