2 Arrested in St. Joseph Township Shooting Incident
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says a car with three adults and one infant was stopped after a drive-by shooting was reported in St. Joseph Township.
The shooting happened around 2:25 p.m. Wednesday on County Road 160. The victim said a pink vehicle passed his home and fired shots. He said he thought the shots were being fired at him or his home.
Deputies responded to the scene and stopped a pink Ford Probe that was driving near the area. The passengers were identified as 25-year-old Jeremy Ross Sterzinger of St. Joseph, 24-year-old Cassandra Rae Trimble of Little Canada, 24-year-old Nicole Marie Johnson of Blaine, and a 7-month-old infant from Blaine.
After stopping the car, officers say they found a .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol and 2.5 grams of meth.
Police arrested Sterzinger on charges of terroristic threats, drive-by shooting, and possession of controlled substance. Trimble, who is the owner of the vehicle, was booked on charges of terroristic threats.
Johnson and her baby were released at the scene, and the Stearns County Human Services office will investigate child endangerment issues.
Initially, deputies thought at least one shot had hit the man's home. Late Thursday, the sheriff's office said further investigation determined the hole found in the home was not related to the incident.