One man has been charged with murder and three other people are being sought in connection with the killing of a woman over the weekend in a home near Bemidji during a gathering that centered on getting high before it turned violent over drugs and money.
Brandon J. Roy, 24, of Cass Lake, was charged Tuesday in Cass County District Court with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and illegally possessing a firearm in connection with the shooting of a 25-year-old woman Sunday in Cass Lake.
Roy told officers that he and others were smoking methamphetamine and that a woman took money and drugs from a man, according to the complaint. He said his gun went off while struggling for the weapon with the robbery victim. The complaint said Roy’s handgun was fired through a closed bathroom door, and hit the victim in the “middle of the forehead.” She has not been identified.
Authorities are still hunting for others connected to the killing. The Sheriff’s Office has identified them as Anthony J. Larose, 28; Sara R. Larose, 41; and Ileisha L. Guinn, 25. All live in the Cass Lake area.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the three are urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 1-218-547-1424 or 1-800-450-2677.
Roy, whose criminal history in Minnesota includes convictions for drug possession, second-degree riot with a dangerous weapon and terroristic threats, remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bail ahead of a Nov. 22 court appearance. Court records show that Roy has applied for a public defender as his attorney.