In June of 2011, Alonzo Demetrius McCoy was sentenced to 4 years in prison for the murder of 17-year-old Alisha Neely. Headlines screamed FOUR YEARS!!!!
The same headline linked above made it appear he was convicted of murder. But police couldn't link the murderous bullet to this guy's gun, and more than one person was firing when Neely got hit, reportedly. So his conviction involved possessing a weapon of violence or something like that.
Something like THAT following the murder of Alisha Neely.
But I guess four years doesn't really mean four years...
McCoy was admitted to prison on July 1, 2011 but was released September 16, 2013. No matter how you count it, that's not four years. The media were all excited to report his sentencing but nobody (including this blogger or North By Northside blog) caught news of his release.
McCoy was arrested day before yesterday on a charge of, what else? ...
He's sitting in jail right now on bail of $250,000 and a hold from the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Looks like he's headed back to prison where he belongs and where, I might add, he'll actually be quite a bit safer.
The jail roster lists his address as 2323 26th Ave. N., an address which doesn't make a lot of sense and turns under the master address of a lot owned by St. Anne's Community Development Limited. Of course, giving a wrong address to the jail personnel is about as serious as showing up for weekend incarceration without proper shower shoes.