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St. Michael Man Arrested in Connection With Annandale Murder

Multiple people arrested in connection to a drug-related murder have pointed to Gary Soltis, 22, as one of the key men in the crime.

A 22-year-old St. Michael man has been arrested in connection with a murder in Wright County.

Gray David Soltis of St. Michael was arrested in Monticello Oct. 2 on the charges of 2nd degree murder; flee police in a motor vehicle and 1st degree robbery.

According to Wright County Sheriff's Department reports and the Crow River News, Soltis was part of a group of four people who attempted to rob Kyle Greene, 42, of Annandale in late September. 

The reports state: 

The Annandale Police Department was dispatched Saturday, Sept. 28, at about 8 a.m. to a residence on Poplar Ave North in the city of Annandale, where 42-year-old Kyle Greene was found dead in the home. The case is being investigated by the Annandale Police Department, Wright County Sheriff’s Office and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

Annandale Police said that two subjects were arrested Sept. 29 in connection with the death of Greene. Tyler James Fisher, 19, of Annandale, was arrested for second degree murder and Samara Leigh Juhl, 19, of Otsego was arrested for aggravated robbery. 

Police said that on Wednesday, Oct. 2, Soltis, 22, and Osayme Emanuel Igho-Osagie, 21, of St. Cloud were arrested for second degree murder and that Thomas Kevin Saengchanthalath, 19, of Albertville was arrested for aid/abet aggravated robbery in connection with the death of Greene.

Wright County also reports The Wright County Sheriff’s Office and Annandale Police Department are attempting to locate Preston Saengchanthalath for 2nd Degree Murder and Armed Robbery in relation to a homicide that took place in Annandale. There is a warrant out for the arrest of Saengchanthalath from Wright County.

Reports show the murder is connected to a methamphetamine deal. 

Mike Schoemer (Editor) October 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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