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Monica Jensen
651-438-4440

 
Rosemount Man Indicted for Murder in Burnsville Homicide - Anthony Lee Nelson
​Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Anthony Lee Nelson, a/k/a Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson, age 31 of Rosemount, has been indicted* by a Dakota County Grand Jury today with Murder in the First Degree (with premeditation) and Murder in the Second Degree (Intentional) in connection with the shooting death of Palagor Obang Jobi, age 23 of Savage, that took place in the early morning hours of September 22, 2013 outside a bar and grill in the city of Burnsville.

The facts and circumstances surrounding this incident are contained in a previous news release following initial charging of Nelson, a copy of which is attached. 

A copy of the indictment can be found at http://www.dakotacounty.us/LawJustice/CriminalComplaint.  If in custody, a mug shot can be viewed at http://www.dakotacounty.us/LawJustice/Jail/Pages/inmate-search.aspx.  Prior news releases are available at http://www.dakotacounty.us/LawJustice/AttorneyNewsReleases.

Backstrom indicated that Nelson has been in custody and was previously charged with Murder in the Second Degree (Intentional) by criminal complaint.  These indictments will supersede the prior charge.

Backstrom commented:  “Our deepest sympathy is extended to the victim’s family and friends of Palagor Jobi for their great loss.”

Backstrom thanked the Burnsville Police Department, and law enforcement agencies of Apple Valley, Lakeville, Rosemount, the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension who assisted in the investigation of this case.

Ashley Marie Conrade, age 24 of Rosemount, has been charged with one count of Aiding an Offender (a felony) for allegedly harboring, concealing, aiding and assisting Nelson to avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction or punishment in this case.

Anarae Kristine Schunk, age 20 of Burnsville, was identified by Conrade and from surveillance video at Nina’s Grill as being with Nelson and Conrade on September 22, 2013.  Anarae Schunk’s body was found in rural Rice County on September 30, 2013.  The investigation surrounding the death of Anarae Schunk is continuing.  No further public information concerning this investigation is available at this time.

Nelson is expected to make his first court appearance on the charges returned in this indictment tomorrow.  He currently remains in custody in the Dakota County Jail, having failed to post the bail previously set in connection with this case.  If you have questions, contact James Backstrom at 651-438-4440.

*Criminal charges are not evidence of guilt.  A defendant/suspect is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.