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Details on shooting emerge; Esko man is charged

The case of an injured Wrenshall man found trying to flag down cars April 10 on northbound Interstate 35 between Midway Road and the Proctor exit turns out to be related to a drug deal that never transpired, the criminal complaint states.

The alleged shooter in the case is Esko resident Austin James Webster, 39, who appeared in St. Louis County Sixth District Court Friday, April 15, charged with second-

degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm.

Webster, who has several drug-related convictions in the past 12 years, including four as felonies, was charged with felony counts of second...

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