Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Tyrone Lamar Farrow, age 38 of Big Lake, Minnesota, was sentenced today by Judge Michael Mayer to 365 days in jail, probation for 10 years (Stay of Execution of 48 month sentence), and 60 days of electronic home monitoring to commence on the anniversary of the shooting while on probation, in connection with a drive-by shooting in South St. Paul on the evening of August 28, 2017. Judge Mayer also ordered restitution in an amount to be determined, a fine of $400 and no contact with the victims or other co-defendants. On October 1, 2018, Farrow pled guilty to one felony count of Drive-by Shooting.
A total of five were charged in August of 2017 with one count each of Drive-by Shooting (Toward Person or Occupied Motor Vehicle or Building) and Assault in the 2nd Degree (Dangerous Weapon). The other four Defendants who were charged* and cases still pending:
Erik Dontez Poe, age 18 of Burnsville;
Cheridan Bree Redmond, age 19 of Inver Grove Heights;
Juan Carlos Rojas, age 19 of Inver Grove Heights; and
Sopearvy Ogbondah Michelle Sam-Farrow, age 18 of West St. Paul.
Additional facts pertaining to this case can be found in the criminal complaints, which are available online at: Criminal Complaint Search
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Backstrom commented: "We are thankful that no deaths occurred and that no other individuals were injured in this incident. We wish the victims a full recovery from this shooting."
Backstrom praised Assistant County Attorney Jessica Bierwerth who prosecuted the case. Backstrom thanked the South St. Paul Police Department for their investigation of this case. Backstrom also thanked West St. Paul Police Department, Inver Grove Heights Police Department, Mendota Heights Police Department, Eagan Police Department, St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol and the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance 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.