One charged in Golden Valley shooting
One man has been charged in an alleged home invasion that resulted in a shooting this weekend in Golden Valley.
Brett D. Knudson has been charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors after being taken into custody earlier this week by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department.
Knudson is charged with one Class A Felony for Attempted Murder, one Class C Felony for Criminal Trespass, one Class A Misdemeanor for Driving While License Privilege is Suspended (4th Offense) and one Class A Misdemeanor for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
The charges were filed Tuesday afternoon by the Sheriff’s Department and State’s Attorney, although were waiting judicial approval, meaning that it is possible the charges listed above could potentially be subject to change.
According to the affidavit filed by Detective Jim Wenning, he was called to help investigate an armed, attempted burglary in rural Golden Valley at approximately 5:07 p.m. Sunday, March 30. The affidavit stated that about 50 minutes earlier, Beulah Officer Rhiannon Bowers had encountered Jeffrey Gegelman, who had driven to Beulah after being shot in an incident at his home in Golden Valley.
Gegelman stated three young males he didn’t know had perpetrated the act, which started when they beat on his door and then entered his residence. According to the affidavit, at that point Gegelman was shot and he started shooting back. The men fled the scene in a vehicle Gegelman described to Bowers.