A Blaine man who three months ago received stayed sentences on five felonies has now been charged in a crime spree with stealing a gun and then firing shots at three motorcyclists.
Carson Thomas McCoy, 21, is newly charged in two Anoka County cases with second-degree burglary, second-degree assault and fleeing police, all felonies.
Charges allege McCoy and accomplice Hannah Marie Olson, 24, broke into a Ham Lake home last Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 10, just before 1:30 p.m. and stole a .45 caliber handgun and $1,500 in cash.
Twenty minutes later, charges in a second case say McCoy fired shots at three motorcyclists in Ham Lake.
The motorcyclists later told police that McCoy had run a red light at Crosstown Boulevard Northeast and Lexington Avenue Northeast and nearly struck them. The motorcyclists then turned around and followed the vehicle on Lexington Avenue. After they got in front of the vehicle, the driver, later identified as McCoy, sped around them and fired a handgun out of the sunroof. McCoy then fired the gun at the motorcyclists through the driver’s side window. No one was injured by the shots, and police later found shell casings in the area.
Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to locate the suspect vehicle and a pursuit ensued. Charges say McCoy, driving a BMW, fled the wrong direction into traffic twice, once on Hwy. 10 and then again on Hwy. 65.
Police lost sight of the vehicle at one point but caught up with it again in Blaine. Charges say McCoy then drove directly at a squad and rammed it. McCoy continued to drive into the yard of a residence before again accelerating in an attempt to escape. McCoy then lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a tree at Aurelia Park near 91st and Jefferson Street Northeast.
McCoy and Olson were taken into custody, and police recovered a gun from the vehicle. When McCoy was booked into jail, staff located what they believed to be fentanyl on McCoy’s person, the criminal complaint says. A new controlled substance charge is not currently listed for McCoy. Olson was charged with second-degree burglary.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office later released a statement saying the deputy in the squad that was rammed was not injured in the incident.
McCoy was in Hennepin County Court on May 11 of this year facing charges in nine cases that included 15 felony counts spanning the cities of Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, Crystal, Edina and Bloomington. The charges in the cases included multiple counts of burglary, multiple auto thefts, multiple counts of controlled substance, damage to property, financial card fraud and receiving stolen property.
At the conclusion of the hearing on the multiple cases presided over by Judge Nicole A. Engisch, four of the felony cases were completely dismissed, which included three burglary charges and a narcotics charge. One case on a charge of felony narcotics received a stay of adjudication, and several felonies in the four remaining cases were dismissed, including two counts of auto theft, damage to property and receiving stolen property.
McCoy was convicted on five felonies in four of the cases. He was given credit for 72 days already spent in jail and was placed on probation for a term of three years, to be served concurrently in the five cases, including the unadjudicated drug case. Court and jail records indicate McCoy was transferred to a halfway house and was ordered to complete treatment and therapy as directed by the Hennepin County Veterans Court Team, among several other conditions.
At the time of the May rulings in the Hennepin County cases, McCoy had several other open felony cases in Anoka County stretching as far back as 2020, including another case in which he is accused of ramming a Fridley police car while fleeing. Felony charges in the Anoka County cases include aggravated robbery, fleeing police and several narcotics cases.
McCoy has repeatedly failed to show up for scheduled court hearings in the pending Anoka County cases and was charged in the Hennepin County cases in the interim, yet his conditional release has not been revoked.
McCoy made his first court appearance on the two new Anoka County cases on Thursday and remains in custody on new bail amounts of $50,000 and $300,000 in the cases. His next hearings in the two cases are scheduled for Aug. 31.
Court records show that Hennepin County has issued warrants for McCoy’s arrest in three of the four recently adjudicated felony cases in which the stayed sentences were ordered.
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