City of Red Wing

Criminal Complaint Filed in Homicide Case

Thursday, April 20 2017 7:38 AM

Goodhue County Attorney's Office
Press Release
Charles Deonta Jones

On April 19, 2017 the Goodhue County Attorney's Office issued a four count Criminal Complaint against Charles Deonta Jones, dob: 11/03/1990. The complaint alleges that Mr. Jones committed Murder in the Second Degree in violation of MS 609.19, subd. 1(1), Murder in the Second Degree in violation of MS 609.19, subd. 2(1), Murder in the Third Degree in violation of MS 609.195 subd. (a) and one count of Manslaughter in the Second Degree in violation of MS 609.205, subd. (1) when he shot Dangelo William Masterjohn, dob: 03/25/1990, in the chest at close range in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota causing his death in the early morning hours of April 18, 2017.

The defendant faces up to a 40 year maximum sentence if convicted of Murder in the Second Degree.

As of April 19, 2017, Mr. Jones was being held in the Pierce County, Wisconsin ADC. It is anticipated that he will appear in Pierce County, Wisconsin Court for possible extradition to the Goodhue County ADC to appear in Goodhue County District Court in Red Wing, Minnesota for arraignment on these charges on a future date. The criminal investigation began in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota in the early morning hours of April 18, 2017 and involved law enforcement from the Red Wing Police Department, Goodhue County Sheriff's Office, Pierce County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Goodhue County prosecutors will continue to work with those agencies together with prosecutors from the Pierce County District Attorney's Office.

Stephen N. Betcher
Goodhue County Attorney


Roger Pohlman
Chief of Police, Red Wing Police Department

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