Three Men Charged in South St. Cloud Shooting
ST. CLOUD -- Three men have been charged in connection with the July 8th shooting incident in South St. Cloud.
According to the criminal complaint, 18-year-old Damian Wieneke drove 18-year-old Tyree Sharp and 24-year-old Cornelius Payton to the 200 block of 33rd Avenue South to buy marijuana.
Records show Sharp and Payton entered a vehicle to buy the drugs when Payton pulled out a handgun. Sharp allegedly began taking belongings from an adult passenger in the vehicle.
During the robbery attempt, the driver tried to drive away. Payton is accused of firing two shots, hitting the victim in the shoulder and neck. The complaint states Sharp and Payton ran back to Wieneke's vehicle and fled the scene.
Sharp is charged with four felonies including first and second degree attempted murder. He is also charged with first degree aggravated robbery and second degree assault with a dangerous weapon from a previous crime. He's being held on $825,000 bail.
Wieneke is being held on $250,000 bail. Wieneke is charged with two felonies including aiding and abetting first degree aggravated robbery and two counts of aiding an offender to avoid arrest.
Payton is charged with five felonies including attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder, aiding and abetting first degree aggravated robbery with a dangerous weapon, second degree assault with a dangerous weapon and for being a felon in possession of a gun. An arrest warrant has been issued for Payton and he is not currently in custody.
Wieneke and Sharp remain jailed.