An Arizona man has been charged in connection with an assault that allegedly took place in the Westwood Community Church parking lot Oct. 12, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office. Jabari Javon Marshall, 19, of Flagstaff, Ariz., faces two counts of assault in connection with the attack. According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a complaint of an assault that occurred in the parking lot of the Chanhassen church at about 4:50 a.m. The Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Oliver Smith, 18, of Chanhassen, who allegedly was assaulted shortly after meeting with a juvenile female friend. Earlier in the morning, the juvenile female called Smith and asked him to meet her in the parking lot at Westwood to discuss a personal matter, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Shortly after arriving, Smith was attempting to get into the juvenile female’s car when he allegedly was attacked by an adult male dressed in black clothing. Smith alleges the attacker struck him over the head several times with a souvenir baseball bat. The two scuffled and Smith took the bat from the attacker. Eventually, the attacker fled on foot. The juvenile female transported Smith to the Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska where he received treatment for injuries sustained in the assault. Smith was treated and released. During the course of the investigation, Carver County deputies identified the attacker as Marshall, who was a friend of the juvenile female. Deputies determined the attacker and the juvenile female arranged the assault on Smith, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Investigators believe Marshall flew from Arizona to Minnesota on Oct. 10 to visit the juvenile female. In previous discussions between Marshall and the juvenile female, Marshall is alleged to have made comments that Smith “needed to be taken care of because Smith did not treat [the juvenile female] right,” according to the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office attempted to contact the suspect prior to flying out of the state. Deputies made contact with Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Police and confirmed Marshall boarded a plane to Phoenix at 7:20 a.m., Oct. 12, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arranged to have Phoenix Airport Police interview Marshall upon his arrival in Phoenix. A complaint/warrant was issued on Oct. 20. Carver County deputies will coordinate with authorities in Arizona to apprehend Marshall.
The contractor for the Southwest Reconnection Project is planning a three-week closure of the east ramp of County Road 101 to County Road 61, connecting Shakopee and Eden Prairie, starting Monday, Oct. 27.
Dennis Peter Lenzen, 78, of Dahlgren Township, died Sunday after he was accidentally buried alive in a drainage tile ditch at the 12000 block of County Road 43, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.
The wastewater from your home, including sinks, toilets, and showers, gets treated at a wastewater treatment facility where trash, bacteria and other pollutants are removed. Then the water is purified and released into a water body like a lake or river.