Anthony Lovell Magnan, whose death was reported on by JNS blog guest author Jordan North, click here for that story, was an outstanding example of a the Biblical principle "He who lives by the sword, by that same sword, he shall die."
Normally, I'd be writing a headline about the "latest shooting victim" and his routine, much-to-be-expected criminal record, but the long predicted "long hot summer" of 2014 has kicked off exactly as North Minneapolis residents predicted repeatedly and emphatically while pleading for...
...more police. Dead before I can write about Magnan is one Steve Martin, whose identity was first reported on JNS blog by--once again--guest author Jordan North, click here.
Magnan, born in 1990 (I have a pair of Army sweatpants that will outlive him!) was convicted of his first crime in 2008 when he would have been, gee, 18 years old, right? Though no juvenile record is to be found online, it's hard to believe...
...he simply turned to crime at 18 after a spotless childhood and early teenage years. So here, before it disappears from MNCIS in the wake of his early death, is Magnan's rap sheet, as follows:
27-CR-08-53962 MAGNAN, ANTHONY LOVELL 04/09/1990 10/27/2008 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Anderson, Jamie L. Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Damage to Property-3rd Deg-Reduce Value $501-$1000
Pled guilty. Had a year sentence hanging over him, but served only 30 days of it. Got probation. Warrant was issued. Later another warrant was issued. Oh, wait, yet another warrant. Honestly, I'm losing count and the print is really small as I find even MORE warrants.
Suffice to say there were a handful of warrants issued over failure to appear, repeatedly. Every time I look, it seems like there's another (Honorable) judge handling the case on the electronic docket, about half a dozen. The man's docket for this one case looks like a yearbook which was passed around and autographed.
Which makes sense. He was about the age of a high school senior. Did he even GRADUATE from high school?
27-CR-10-26126 1100232089 MAGNAN, ANTHONY LOVELL 04/09/1990 06/08/2010 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Anderson, Jamie L. Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed 4th Degree Criminal Damage to Property
Pled guilty. Credit for 30 days served. Let's count up the warrants issued again, shall we?
One. Two. THREE.
The answer is THREE.
* 86-CR-10-8030 MAGNAN, ANTHONY LOVELL 04/09/1990 12/27/2010 Wright Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Drugs - 5th Degree - Possess Schedule 1,2,3,4 - Not Small Amount Marijuana Not applicable - GOC Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Suspension
He got the drug charged thrown out, pled to the other charge. Served 20 days. Died still owing $75 on this charge. Only ONE warrant issued THIS time.
* 27-CR-12-38078 MAGNAN, ANTHONY LOVELL 04/09/1990 11/16/2012 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Alexander, Pamela G. Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Fleeing a Peace Officer Not applicable - GOC
Served 60 days. His probation would have ended in 2016, but he didn't live as long as that. Just one warrant issued on this case.
* 27-CR-12-39761 MAGNAN, ANTHONY LOVELL 04/09/1990 12/04/2012 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Alexander, Pamela G. Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Drug Possession-3rd Degree Not applicable - GOC
Served 180 days in the workhouse, had a 27 month sentence hanging over him which was stayed.
Ironically, most likely Anthony Lovell Magnan would still be alive if he'd gone to prison. Now he's just another predictable North Minneapolis statistic.