ST. CLOUD -- The man accused of shooting another man in the neck in LeSauk Township last May has been sentenced after reaching a plea agreement in the case.

Thirty-four-year-old Trenell Rogers has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to having a gun after being convicted of a prior violent crime. He gets credit for already having served 283 days in the county jail.

The shooting happened in the 32000 block of Oaks Lane on May 25th.

Police arrived to find 57-year-old Alex Mallet lying in a pool of blood in the driveway. He had suffered a gunshot wound to the neck. Officers interviewed Rogers at the scene who they say gave conflicting statements, including a false statement that a random individual had shot Mallet and fled the scene.

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Police learned through Facebook that witnesses at the scene said Rogers shot Mallet during an argument.

Court records allege Rogers shot Mallet when Mallet called him a "bitch" for having a rose-colored cell phone. Police recovered a phone matching that description at the scene.

Mallet underwent surgery to save his life and required a ventilator to help him breathe.

Rogers was later arrested after a search warrant was used at a rural Morrison County home.

 

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