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54-CR-17-185 Filed in Ninth Judicial District Court

6/28/2017 09:15:13 AM
Norman County, MN

StateofMinnesota DistrictCourt
CountyofNorman 9thJudicialDistrict
ProsecutorFileNo. 17-112
CourtFileNo. 54-CR-17-185

StateofMinnesota, COMPLAINT
Plaintiff, OrderofDetention
vs.
MONALISAPEREZDOB:07/05/1997
549USHwy75S
Halstad,MN56548
Defendant.

The Complainant submits this complaint to the Court and states that there is probable cause to believe
Defendantcommittedthefollowingoffense(s):
COUNTI
Charge:ManslaughterintheSecondDegree
MinnesotaStatute:609.205(1)
Maximum Sentence: imprisonment for not more than ten years or to payment of a fine of not more than
$20,000,orboth
OffenseLevel:Felony
OffenseDate(onorabout):06/26/2017
Control#(ICR#):17001414
Charge Description: On or about June 26, 2017 in Norman County the defendant caused the death of
another by the person's culpable negligence whereby the person created an unreasonable risk, and
consciouslytakeschancesofcausingdeathorgreatbodilyharmtoanother.

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54-CR-17-185 Filed in Ninth Judicial District Court
STATEMENTOFPROBABLECAUSE 6/28/2017 09:15:13 AM
Norman County, MN

OnJune26,2017atapproximately6:30pmtheNormanCountySheriffsOfficereceiveda911callfrom
MonalisaPerez.MonalisaPerezreportedthatherandherboyfriend,lateridentifiedasPedroRuizIII,were
makingaYouTubevideoandsheaccidentallyshothiminthechest.Perezreportedthattheincidenttook
placeat549USHwy75inNormanCounty.TheNormanCountySheriffsOffice,HalstadRescue,theAda
PoliceDepartment,andtheMinnesotaBureauofCriminalApprehensionresponded.

WhenmedicalpersonnelarrivedonthescenetheylocatedPedroRuizIII.PedroRuizIIIhadasingle
gunshotwoundtohischest.Medicalpersonnelattemptedtoperformlifesavingmeasures.

NormanCountyDeputyCoryWelzarrivedonthesceneandmembersoftheHalstadRescueTeampointed
outtohimtheareawherethegunwaslocated.DeputyWelzlocatedagoldDesertEagle.50caliberpistol
onthegrassnearthehouseandsecuredthefirearm.

NormanCountyDeputyChrisLeeapproachedMonalisaPerez.PerezreportedthatPedroRuizIIIwanted
tomakeaYouTubevideoofhershootingabookandhebelievedthatthebookwouldstopthebullet.
MonalisaPerezpointedoutcamerasandstatedthattheentireincidentwasrecorded.AtthattimeDeputy
LeetookthetwocamerasandgavethemtoDeputyWelztosecureasevidence.

MedicalpersonnelinformedDeputyLeethatPedroRuizIIIwasdeclareddeadatthesceneandDeputy
LeeinformedMonalisaPerez.MonalisaPerezthenstatedthatPedroRuizIIIhadbeentryingtogetherto
shootthebookwhilehehelditforaYouTubevideoforawhile.PedroRuizIIIsetuptheGoProontheback
ofavehicleandtheothercameraonaladdernearby.MonalisaPerezreportedthateventuallyPedroRuiz
IIIconvincedhertoshootthebook.PedroRuizIIIhadshownheradifferentbookthathehadshotandthe
bulletdidnotgoallthewaythrough.PerezstatedthatsheshotfromaboutafootawaywhilePedroRuizIII
heldthebooktohischest.MonalisaPerezdescribedthefirearmthatsheusedanditmatchedthe.50
caliberDesertEaglelocatedonthescene.

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54-CR-17-185 Filed in Ninth Judicial District Court
SIGNATURESANDAPPROVALS 6/28/2017 09:15:13 AM
Norman County, MN

ComplainantrequeststhatDefendant,subjecttobailorconditionsofrelease,be:
(1)arrestedorthatotherlawfulstepsbetakentoobtainDefendant'sappearanceincourtor
(2)detained,ifalreadyincustody,pendingfurtherproceedingsandthatsaidDefendantotherwise
bedealtwithaccordingtolaw.
Complainantdeclaresunderpenaltyofperjurythateverythingstatedinthisdocumentistrueand
correct.Minn.Stat.358.116Minn.R.Crim.P.2.01,subds.1,2.

Complainant JeremyThornton ElectronicallySigned:


Sheriff 06/28/201708:58AM
152ndAveE NormanCounty,Minnesota
Ada,MN56510
Badge:301

Beingauthorizedtoprosecutetheoffensescharged,Iapprovethiscomplaint.

ProsecutingAttorney JamesBrue ElectronicallySigned:


NormanCountyAttorney 06/27/201710:01PM
17East4thAve.
Ada,MN56510
(218)784-7188

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54-CR-17-185 Filed in Ninth Judicial District Court
FINDINGOFPROBABLECAUSE 6/28/2017 09:15:13 AM
Norman County, MN
From the above sworn facts, and any supporting affidavits or supplemental sworn testimony, I, the Issuing Officer, have
determined that probable cause exists to support, subject to bail or conditions of release where applicable, Defendants arrest
or other lawful steps be taken to obtain Defendants appearance in court, or Defendants detention, if already in custody,
pendingfurtherproceedings.Defendantisthereforechargedwiththeabove-statedoffense(s).

SUMMONS
THEREFOREYOU,THEDEFENDANT,ARESUMMONEDtoappearon___________,_____at_____AM/PM
beforetheabove-namedcourtat163rdAveE,Ada,MN56510-1362toanswerthiscomplaint.

IFYOUFAILTOAPPEARinresponsetothisSUMMONS,aWARRANTFORYOURARRESTshallbeissued.

WARRANT
To the Sheriff of the above-named county or other person authorized to execute this warrant: I order, in the name of the State
of Minnesota, that the Defendant be apprehended and arrested without delay and brought promptly before the court (if in
session), and if not, before a Judge or Judicial Officer of such court without unnecessary delay, and in any event not later than
36hoursafterthearrestorassoonassuchJudgeorJudicialOfficerisavailabletobedealtwithaccordingtolaw.

ExecuteinMNOnly ExecuteNationwide ExecuteinBorderStates

X ORDEROFDETENTION
Since the Defendant is already in custody, I order, subject to bail or conditions of release, that the Defendant continue to be
detainedpendingfurtherproceedings.

Bail:$
ConditionsofRelease:

Thiscomplaint,dulysubscribedandsworntoorsignedunderpenaltyofperjury,isissuedbytheundersignedJudicialOfficer
asofthefollowingdate:June28,2017.

JudicialOfficer DonnaKDixon ElectronicallySigned:06/28/201709:13AM


DistrictJudge

SworntestimonyhasbeengivenbeforetheJudicialOfficerbythefollowingwitnesses:

COUNTYOFNORMAN
STATEOFMINNESOTA

StateofMinnesota
Plaintiff LAWENFORCEMENTOFFICERRETURNOFSERVICE
IherebyCertifyandReturnthatIhaveservedacopyofthisOrderof
vs. DetentionupontheDefendanthereinnamed.
SignatureofAuthorizedServiceAgent:
MonalisaPerez
Defendant