Man Shot By Becker County Deputies Last Week Now Charged

DETROIT LAKES, MN--The man shot by Becker County Sheriff's Deputies last week after leading them on a high speed chase and allegedly pointing a long gun at them has been charged in Becker County Court. Charges were filed Monday in Becker County District Court against 55-year-old Dean Minnerath. Court records state on September 28th just after 7:00pm, Becker County Deputies were responding to a report of Minnerath making threats to kill people at the Cormorant Pub. Minnerath's vehicle was located and a high speed pursuit began on County Road 5 to State Highway10. The chase ended just east of Audubon when the vehicle Minnerath was driving hit stop sticks deployed by the State Patrol and ran off the road. According to court documents, Minnerath exited the vehicle with a firearm pointed at deputies and deputies shot Minnerath. Records allege live rounds of ammunition were in the gun taken from Minnerath. Because of a litany of felony convictions all the way back to 1994 up to 2015, Minnerath is not allowed to possess ammunition or a firearm. Charges filed Monday include 1st-degree assault, 2nd-degree assault with dangerous weapon, felon in possession of ammo/firearm and fleeing a peace officer--all felonies. Minnerath is still recovering in the hospital from his wounds and a hearing will be held following his release from the hospital. A review hearing has been set for October 16th. after being shot by two Becker County Deputies following a high speed pursuit on county road 5 to State Highway 10 last Thursday, September 28th. .

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