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■ Court date set for Royalton

man who led authorities on chase

LITTLE FALLS — The 32-year-old Royalton man, who had a gun and drove up to 80 mph leading law enforcement officers on a chase who was charged with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, appeared in court last week in Morrison District Court.


Judge Conrad Freeberg set a Rule 8 court hearing for 10 a.m. Oct. 8 for Joshua Jay Zoccoli

According to court documents, once apprehended Zoccoli admitted that he saw the squad’s red lights and knew that law enforcement officers were chasing him. Zoccoli also admitted that he had a Rossi 20 Gauge Combo “with a .22-caliber barrel as well.”

■ Omnibus hearing set for Okerman

LITTLE FALLS — An omnibus hearing was set for a 44-year-old Little Falls man, charged with third-degree murder, in connection with the death of a woman he confessed to providing methamphetamines to the night she died.

Warren John Okerman’s next court date is 11 a.m. Oct. 26 in Morrison County District Court.

According to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner, Leslie Ellyn Peterson died June 2 in Little Falls Township of a methamphetamine overdose. The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office arrested Okerman on July 9.