Chao Xiong

Reporter | Regional
Phone: 612-673-4391
Chao Xiong covers public safety news in St. Paul and Ramsey County for the Star Tribune.

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Hit-run driver gets nearly 16 years for hitting Army recruiters in Roseville

Enrico D. Taylor struck the victims with his car, dragging one of the men a mile and causing several injuries.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 08:46 PM

Hit-run victim skeptical of driver's plea for forgiveness

Staff Sgt. Travis Torgerson was dragged under Enrico D. Taylor's vehicle for almost a mile in September.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 05:53 PM

Teen is convicted of near-fatal assault, robbery in St. Paul

Despite repeated claims by Cindarion D. Butler that he was not involved with the brutal beating of Ray Widstrand, a jury on Tuesday night found him guilty of first-degree assault and first-degree aggravated robbery.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 10:44 AM

Charges filed in attack that nearly cost Metro Transit bus passenger his tongue

Charges were filed Monday in a November attack in which a man’s tongue was nearly severed when a fellow bus...

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 12:10 AM

Jan. 13: Beating victim can attend trial, judge rules

A Ramsey County District judge ruled that he can sit in on the trial of one of his accused attackers.

Updated: January 13, 2014, - 09:51 PM

Jan. 10: Tensions flare in Day 3 of Butler trial

Emotions ran high Friday when the victim of a brutal beating last summer on St. Paul’s East showed up at the trial of one of his accused attackers. His presence set off a vociferous battle between Assistant Ramsey County Attorney David Miller and defense attorney Christopher Zipko.

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 10:46 PM

St. Paul man gets record 40-year sentence for sex-trafficking

Judge gives a defiant Otis Washington 40 years in prison.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 10:34 PM

Witness puts suspect at scene of brutal East Side attack

A teenager who testified Wednesday in the trial of Cindarion D. Butler, charged in the near-fatal attack on Ray Widstrand last August, contradicted previous statements she made to police.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 09:47 PM

Maplewood man blinded in St. Paul New Year's Eve attack

A 51-year-old from Maplewood had surgery after he was poked in St. Paul early on New Year’s Day.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 11:28 PM

Despite St. Paul crime lab failings, few convictions overturned

State public defenders have had little success getting drug-related convictions re-examined following a court case that exposed widespread failings at the former St. Paul crime lab.

Updated: December 26, 2013, - 05:54 AM

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