Teen Sentenced in Gunfire Incident Near Lake George
ST. CLOUD -- The man accused of firing gunshots near Lake George last summer has been sentenced to prison. The Stearns County Attorney's office says 19-year-old Bryant Garth II has been sentenced to just under three-and-a-half years behind bars.
He pleaded guilty in February to a charge of committing a crime for the benefit of a gang involving a dangerous weapon.
Records show Garth and a 14-year-old boy are members of a gang who got into an argument with two other boys from a rival gang. The incident happened July 30th near the Summertime by George outdoor concert, but the two groups were not in the park at the time.
According to the criminal complaint, the 14-year-old told Garth to shoot the other boys, ages 16 and 17. Witnesses say Garth pulled out a 9mm handgun and fired several rounds into the ground before running from the scene.
Officers later found the gun and linked it to bullet casings found at the scene. They also connected Garth to the gun through a Facebook post.
No one was hurt in the incident.