St. Michael man charged in connection with Annandale murder

WCSObadgeA 22-year-old St. Michael man was arrested and charged in connection with a Sept. 28 murder of a 42-year-old Annandale man.

Gray David Soltis was charged with four counts: second degree murder (with intent, not premeditated), second degree murder (without intent, while committing a felony), first degree aggravated robbery, and fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle.

The Annandale Police Department was dispatched Saturday, Sept. 28, at about 8 a.m. to a residence on Poplar Ave North in the city of Annandale, where 42 year old, Kyle Greene, was found deceased in the residence. The case is being investigated by the Annandale Police Department, Wright County Sheriff’s Office and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

On Sunday, Sept. 29, the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death of Kyle Greene as a homicide.

Annandale Police said that two subjects were arrested Sept. 29 in connection with the death of Greene. Tyler James Fisher, 19, of Annandale, was arrested for second degree murder and Samara Leigh Juhl, 19, of Otsego was arrested for aggravated robbery. Police said that on Wednesday, Oct. 2, Soltis, 22, and Osayme Emanuel Igho-Osagie, 21, of St. Cloud were arrested for second degree murder and that Thomas Kevin Saengchanthalath, 19, of Albertville was arrested for aid/abet aggravated robbery in connection with the death of Greene.

Soltis, Igho-Osagie, Fisher and Juhl were each charged and made their first court appearance, according to the Wright County Attorney’s Office.

The complaints allege that the suspects planned to rob Greene.

According to the criminal complaint against Soltis, “After being advised of his rights, defendant Fisher agreed to provide a statement to law enforcement. Defendant Fisher admitted being involved in the robbery and murder of Kyle Greene. Defendant Fisher said there were three other suspects involved.”

The complaint said that Fisher eventually admitted that a gun recovered from his mother’s gun safe at his mother’s home “was the gun he had given to the suspects and the one used to murder Greene.”

The complaint said that Juhl mentioned she had been harassed by Greene to provide him with sexual favors in exchange for supplying methamphetamine, and that Green carries a large wad of cash along with methamphetamine.

The complaint said, “Defendant Fisher told defendant Soltis that he agreed Greene was a good choice of a person to rob. Defendant Fisher said their intent was to rob Greene and intimidate him so that he wouldn’t report the robbery. Defendant Fisher said the getaway car belonged to defendant Soltis.”

The complaint said the car belonging to Soltis was a 1998 blue Buick Century.

The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information about the death is asked to call the Annandale Police Department or the Wright County Sheriff at 763-682-1162.

“We’re letting the investigation play out,” said Capt. Greg Howell of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.

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