Updated: 08/26/2014 11:03 PM
Created: 08/26/2014 1:31 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Matthews
Four people are charged in the weekend stabbing of two men in Fridley.
Two men and two women were charged Tuesday in Anoka County District Court. Authorities say Leanne Todd, 22, and Tiffani Ivy, 22, conspired with Kevin Moore, 25, and Marcus Fultz, 20, to rob two men. The women lured the victims to Fultz and Moore, according to the criminal complaint. Then Fultz and Moore allegedly stabbed the men multiple times, critically injuring them.
Police found the victims, 21-year-olds Anthony McCollum and Yani Singh, with multiple stab wounds in the area of 77th Avenue and Main Street around 4:30 a.m. Saturday.
Moore is charged with attempted murder, aiding and abetting attempted murder, first-degree assault, aiding and abetting first-degree assault, attempted aggravated robbery and aiding and abetting attempted aggravated robbery. Fultz faces the same charges. Bail is set at $1 million without conditions for both Moore and Fultz and $500,000 with conditions.
Todd and Ivy are both charged with two counts of aiding and abetting first-degree assault and two counts of aiding and abetting aggravated robbery. Bail is set at $250,000 without conditions and $100,000 with conditions.
Authorities arrested the four suspects Sunday, one day after the alleged assault. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, Todd and Ivy met McCollum and Singh at the Two Stooges bar in Fridley. The four left the bar at 2 a.m. and went to one of the men’s apartments, according to the criminal complaint. After about two hours, the men gave Todd and Ivy a ride to Todd’s apartment.
When they pulled into a parking lot near the apartment building, in the area of Mississippi Street and University Avenue in Fridley, Fultz and Moore allegedly approached the car and started stabbing the two men. Initially, Ivy told authorities she and Todd were scared and ran away. Later she changed her story, admitting she and Todd had been dropped off at the bar by the same men that attacked the victims, according to the criminal complaint. Ivy admitted all four suspects planned to rob the men but says she didn’t know Moore and Fultz were going to stab the victims.
Authorities say the victims are still in critical condition after having emergency surgery.
“This is a very serious crime, and we are pursuing the investigation vigorously,” Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo said. “Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time, and we hope they recover from their injuries.”
All four suspects are set to appear in court in September.