Anthony Lee Nelson (also known as Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson), 31, was charged in Dakota County Court with second-degree murder on Thursday. Nelson has a criminal history that includes convictions of robbery, theft and prohibited possession of a firearm.
Ashley Marie Conrade, 24, of Rosemount, was charged in Dakota County Court with aiding an offender. Previous convictions include traffic violations and theft, according to court records.
Conrade was dating Nelson, the Star Tribune reported. Her mother told the paper that she believes her daughter is innocent.
According to the complaint, Jobi was speaking with Conrade outside Nina’s Grill on Sunday when Nelson joined the group and began arguing with Jobi. The argument temporarily ended before escalating into a physical fight, witnesses said, according to the complaint. Witnesses heard multiple gunshots after the fight started. Afterwards Nelson reportedly fled the scene with a gun.
Police later learned that Conrade was with Nelson in a Feb. 2013 traffic stop conducted by Rosemount police. On Sept. 24, officers arrived at Conrade’s townhome in Rosemount. Nelson left the complex in a car and fled on foot when police attempted a traffic stop.
He eventually surrendered to Rosemount police that same afternoon, according to the complaint.
Conrade stated in an interview that Nelson had been at her townhome until his arrest, police say. She also said that missing student, Anarae Schunk was with Nelson and Conrade in the car when they left Nina's Grill on Sunday.
Nelson's bond is set at $2 million without conditions or $1.5 million with conditions. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison.
Conrade faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Bond was set at $250,000 without conditions or $150,000 with conditions.
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