public safety exception to copyright, blog post by John Hoff
Devonte Coppage, a resident of North Minneapolis, was the first murder of 2014 in the city of St. Paul. JNS blog is attempting to dig up information about both Coppage and the three individuals accused in his shooting, see previous blog post.
A quick perusal of MNCIS shows that Derrick Anthony Parker (DOB 8/18/92) was charged in 2011 with fleeing police (by means other than motor vehicle) and tampering with a motor vehicle. He was only convicted on the fleeing police charge. He still owes $131 on that charge. The online court record shows him as a resident of Eagan in 2011.
As for Antonio TYRESE Seals, also accused in the incident...
...I show no charges for him AT ALL. (See correction below)
As for Alfonso Seals, Jr., I show no criminal record at all. HOWEVER, there is an Alfonso Ray Seals (possibly the younger guy's father?) who has a rap sheet as long as my arm.
In conclusion, unless these three individuals have out-of-state criminal records that I haven't accessed, the three of them put TOGETHER don't have as serious of a criminal record as the homicide VICTIM in this case.
(CORRECTION: Initially, I thought Antonio Seals was the same guy who had some speeding charges. But a commenter pointed out the age difference. Antonio Seals, accused in the shooting, is only 18 and the OTHER Antonio Seals was born in 1992, so he is around 22 years old. It would appear, therefore, that Antonio Seals, accused of second degree murder, doesn't even have a SPEEDING TICKET that I can turn up in MNCIS.
Apologies to Antonio Seals, accused of murder, for erroneously stating he was the Antonio Seals with SPEEDING TICKETS)