not from North Minneapolis)
Numerous media entities are reporting the fact Devon McFerrin, a/k/a "Church," is being sought on murder charges. McFerrin allegedly sold heroin that was responsible for the death of a suburbanite in Hopkins named Timothy C. St. John.
(Another informative article linked here, and a good mug shot can be found here)
Though the story has been covered fairly extensively, JNS blog did find a few extra facts just laying around, longing to be published on the internet...
Here is the actual criminal complaint, click here, which (as near as I can determine) nobody else has published.
First of all, even though the Pennwood Market is a notoriously nasty little inconvenience store, they deserve credit for turning over their video surveillance to the police. Yes, apparently their video surveillance captured "Church" dealing smack out in the parking lot. Why Pennwood Market wasn't actually DOING SOMETHING about a heroin dealer out in their parking lot instead of just passively recording him is a good question, but the answer is easy enough:
Because Pennwood Market tolerates all kinds of bad behavior in their parking lot.
McFerrin's home address, according to the criminal complaint, is 2651 Upton Ave. N. This property is owned by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority. His name also appears on a JNS blog jail roster, click here, where his address is 3318 Sheridan Ave. N. This address is owned by the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation.
McFerrin remains at large and police advise citizens not to approach him but to notify authorities if he is spotted. Anybody in the vicinity of the Greyhound bus station in Chicago is advised to be on the lookout.
Well, not really.