Suspected gunman among latest charged in murder of Annandale robbery target

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 8, 2013 - 7:09 AM

Two more people, including the alleged gunman, have been charged in the killing of a 42-year-old suspected drug dealer in his Annandale garage during a robbery plot.

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Two more people, including the alleged gunman, have been charged in the killing of a 42-year-old suspected drug dealer in his Annandale garage during a robbery plot.

Gray D. Soltis, 22, of St. Michael, Minn., was charged Friday in Wright County District Court with second-degree murder and first-degree aggravated robbery in the death of Kyle Greene on Sept. 28.

Newly charged as an accomplice was Osayame E. Igho-Osagie, 21, of St. Cloud. Charged a week ago were 19-year-olds Tyler J. Fisher, of Annandale, and Samara L. Juhl, of Otsego. One more suspect, an 18-year-old man, remains at large.

Greene was found dead in his garage by his girlfriend. Police say that Soltis, Igho-Osagie and the fugitive suspect had asked Juhl and Fisher for the name of someone to rob.

Juhl suggested Greene, who she said was her methamphetamine dealer and had been pressuring her for sex in return for drugs; she allegedly texted Greene to set up a drug deal in exchange for stolen tools.

According to the charges:

Fisher said he provided the three men with a shotgun that had been locked in his mother’s safe and that he was with the suspects as they drove to the Roadhouse bar, drank, then drove to Greene’s house in Soltis’ car.

The three went into Greene’s home. A few minutes later, he said, he heard a gunshot and was told to “Go, go, go,” acting as the getaway driver. Soltis got in the car holding the shotgun.

The men, Fisher told police, admitted to him that they killed Greene and stole his wallet. Fisher then allegedly had Juhl and another person help get rid of the tools.

Soltis’ arrest was not without significant resistance, namely in the form of a high-speed chase late at night along Interstate 94.

A sheriff’s deputy spotted the getaway vehicle on Oct. 2, shortly after midnight, parked on Lannon Avenue in Albertville and then gone by the time the deputy turned around.

The deputy found the car on the move in Albertville. Once joined by other deputies, squad car emergency lights were activated. Soltis took off, ran a stop sign and a red light, reached at least 100 miles per hour on Hwy. 241 and kept up that speed on westbound I-94.

About 4 miles west of Albertville, Soltis drove over State Patrol spike strips, disabling the car. Soltis was arrested, a 16-year-old girl in the car with him.

Soltis’ criminal history in Minnesota includes convictions for theft, assault, domestic assault and drug possession.

 

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

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