Man arrested for recklessly discharging firearm during altercation

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A 41-year-old man faces criminal charges after he allegedly fired several shots from a gun during an altercation with another man at a residence in rural Aitkin County, Aitkin County Sheriff Dan Guida reported Friday.

The suspect, Trenton John Carrow, was charged in Aitkin County District Court with felony second-degree assault, felony threats of violence, felony reckless discharge of a firearm and petty misdemeanor possession of a small amount of marijuana.

According to the sheriff’s office, on Aug. 10 a deputy responded to a disturbance in Hazelton Township south of Aitkin. When the deputy arrived he made contact with one male who had been involved in the disturbance, and detained him. While speaking with the male, gunshots were fired in close proximity to the deputy. The deputy secured the detained man in his squad vehicle and approached the residence announcing his presence repeatedly. At that time a third shot was fired. The deputy continued to announce his presence and was able to locate the shooter, later identified as Carrow, holding a handgun. While the deputy held Carrow at gunpoint he was repeatedly ordered to put the gun down. After repeated orders to put the gun down and get on the ground, Carrow eventually complied and was held at gunpoint until other law enforcement arrived. Carrow was then arrested without further incident.

Deputies recovered the handgun along with spent casings that had been fired.

The other man involved, Shawn Timothy Hadley, 39, was arrested and charged with fifth-degree assault.


The Aitkin Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol assisted in this incident.

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