Five arrests made in May 2 shooting investigation
(ABC 6 News) – Rochester police made five arrests Friday, related to a May 2 shooting during a carjacking attempt.
Capt. Casey Moilanen with the Rochester Police Department said officers served three search warrants July 1 and arrested Moel Wade, De’Monte Simmons, Jahmaul Earthman, Milton Smith, and one 16-year-old juvenile in their investigation of a carjacking attempt-turned-shooting.
Moel Wade had previously been arrested related to the incident.
RPD recovered seven firearms, including at least one stolen firearm, a "ghost gun" assembled from pieces that did not have serial numbers, some blue pills that may contain fentanyl, as well as marijuana and methamphetamine, Moilanen said.
Wade and the 16-year-old face charges of 1st degree aggravated robbery, 2nd degree assault with a deadly weapon, and Moilanen said each faced a count 2nd degree attempted murder.
According to the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center, Moel faces a charge of felony 2nd-degree murder with intent–not premeditated.
He has not been arraigned.
Simmons faces a gross misdemeanor weapons charge for carrying a weapon without a permit, as well as charges of aiding/abetting an offender.
Smith, who appeared in court July 5, faces one felony 4th degree controlled substance charge and one felony 5th degree controlled substance charge.
Earthman, who appeared in court July 5, faces two felony charges of 5th degree controlled substance possession–not small amount of marijuana.
Both will next appear in court in late August.
Wade and Simmons are expected to appear in court July 6.